Some subscribers to Math-Teach might be interested in a new petition <> in favor of GENDER BALANCE IN ACADEMIC CONFERENCES initiated by Dan Sperber (Cognitive Science and Philosophy, Central European University Budapest, and Institut Jean Nicod, Paris); Virginia Valian (Psychology and Linguistics, CUNY Graduate Ctr and Hunter College); and others  as listed on the petition.

They have established a website at <>.

In this regard, "Gender Issues in Science/Math Education (GISME) [Hake & Mallow (2008)] may be of interest.

I thank Gloria Origgi (2012) <> of the HoPoS-L list for alerting me to this petition.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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Hake, R.R. & J.V. Mallow. 2008. "Gender Issues in Science/Math Education (GISME)," over 700 Annotated References & 1000 URL's: Part 1 - All references in alphabetical order, online as a 8.5 MB pdf at <>; Part 2 - Some references in subject order, online as a 4.8 MB pdf at<>.  Also, both are online as ref. 55 at my website <>  and Jeffry Mallow's website <>; see also my "Hake'sEdStuff" blog entry at <>.

Origgi, G. 2012. "Commitment to gender equity at scholarly conferences," online on the CLOSED! HoPoS-L archives at  <>. Post of 01 Oct 2012 18:09:57+0200 to HoPoS-L. (HoPoS = History of Philosophy of Science)