Women in Probability

We are deeply saddened at the passing of our colleague Elizabeth Meckes


She was an inspirational mathematician, a loving mother, and a wonderful friend. She will be greatly missed.

This year's Southeast Probability Conference will be held in Elizabeth's honor. The conference will run online May 17-18. Eight of her friends and colleagues will give short talks on her life and work. We hope many of you will join us to remember Elizabeth together. The schedule and Zoom links will be posted on the conference website.

Women in Probability is an organization for women active in probability research in North America. Our primary purposes are to improve visibility of women's research in probability, and to provide networking and mentoring opportunities for early career women.

Our activities are funded by the US National Science Foundation.


Women in Probability organizes various activities to help develop interpersonal contacts which will facilitate early career transitions and ultimately improve the retention of talented women in our field. These activities include

Conference dinners
Women in Probability hosts regular networking events at national probability conferences. Please see the Calendar tab for upcoming events.

Early Career Peer Group
The group meets about once a month for online seminars during the academic year. The online meetings feature research seminars and discussions of soft topics relevant to early career researchers intending to continue in academics.

In May 2016, we organized the first meeting in our new series Conference on New Developments in Probability. The inaugural meeting was co-organized with the Department of Mathematics at Northwestern University, in coordination with their Emphasis Year in Probability. CNDP will run about every four years. The second CNDP was originally scheduled for Spring 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus shutdown. The conference ran online in May 2021. See the CNDP tab above for a list of the speakers and links to the recorded talks.



For further information regarding Women in Probability or its activities, please contact us.