LMS Women in Mathematics Day 2021

Select's Sarah LittlerLast week, our Senior Statistical Consultant Sarah was delighted to be invited to give a talk at the London Mathematics Society (LMS) Women in Mathematics Day 2021, to speak to mathematicians of all genders and backgrounds at any stage of their career about what it’s like to work as a statistical consultant.

The event, sponsored by the London Mathematical Society, the Royal Statistical Society South West Local Group, and the University of Plymouth, aimed to promote interest and careers in mathematics for women. Female speakers from a range of career stages across mathematics and statistics, from academia and industry, gave talks (Titles and Abstracts) and took part in a lively panel discussion with questions from attendees. A poster competition was also run for women mathematicians at undergraduate and postgraduate as well as early career level, with the three best receiving cash prizes of £100 each – poster submissions can be viewed here.

Speaking about the event, Sarah said, “I was thrilled to be invited to speak at this fantastic event, which encouraged people from all backgrounds to consider a career in mathematics. I hope that the attendees found the range of work being undertaken by women in mathematics as inspiring as I did, and that days like these can help grow the next generation of mathematicians and statisticians.”