Women in Mathematics poster


Inspired by a poster on Notable Women in Computing, EWM-NL collected ideas for a poster on Women in Mathematics. The material was prepared by a joint Dutch and UK team comprising Silvy Hendriks, Houry Melkonian, and Maria Vlasiou, who conceived the project. The poster was designed by Jana Kleinberg.

Limited by space, but not by the plethora of talented mathematicians to choose from, the poster gives an impression of women mathematicians from ancient times until now. We hope that it is informative and engaging! You can freely download, print, and distribute the poster.

Help us translate it into different languages. To do so, please email Maria Vlasiou to see if we are looking for volunteers for your language and further instructions. Email us if you need a higher resolution file.

  • Dutch (Translation: Clara Stegehuis. Edited by: Yuexu Celine Chen and Joost Gabriels)
  • English

The project of creating a poster was also linked to a competition organised by Dr. Melkonian at the University of Exeter. The University of Exeter ran a competition for its students to celebrate diversification in the culture of mathematics, and to support participation among underrepresented groups. Joining forces with EWM-NL, the goal assigned to the students was to prepare a biography about a female mathematician. 

Winning entries of the competition contributed to the poster of Women in Mathematic. Below, you may find the winning entries of the UK competition.