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WiMSoCal (Women in Math in Southern California) is a regional conference in its ninth incarnation. The conference is the result of the efforts of Professor Cymra Haskell (USC) to create a supportive local community for women mathematicians. At our first meeting in 2007, a confluence of Ami’s EDGE regional cluster and Cymra’s WISE group at USC, we socialized, got to know each other and brainstormed about what we, as a group, would like to see happen. It was clear that our younger colleagues wanted to meet as mathematicians, sharing intellectual ideas as well as anecdotes from the trenches.
© 2016 Gizem Karaali
Karaali, G. and Radunskaya, A., “Collaboration and Creativity in Southern California: An Offering", Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter, Volume 46 Number 2 (March-April 2016), pages 30–32.