Welcome to the EURO WISDOM Forum. WISDOM stands for Women In Society: Doing Operational Research and Management Science.


The WISDOM Forum aims to provide a platform to support, empower and encourage the participation of all genders in Operational Research within EURO.


Our terms of reference.

Our members:

Organizing Committee:

Paula Carroll - Chair, Annunziata Esposito Amideo - Secretary

Julia Bennell and Claudia Archetti - Advisors from EURO

Research Subcommittee:

Paula Carroll - Chair, Annunziata Esposito Amideo - Secretary

Members: Rosa Figueiredo, Ella Segev, Renata Mansini, Tatiana Tchemisova, Vesna Čančer, Mª Andreina Francisco Rodriguez, Ozgen Karaer, Frances O’Brien, Nicola Morrill, Marion Rauner

Events Subcommittee:

Renata Mansini - Chair, Ana Póvoa - Co-chair

Members: Marion Rauner, Margaretha Gansterer, Dolores Romero Morales, Chara Karakosta, Katerina Papapostolou, Annunziata Esposito Amideo, Paula Carroll, Vesna Čančer, Eva Vallada, Mª Fulgencia Villa Julia, Sibel Salman, Tutku Kılıçaslan, Dilek Günneç, Frances O’Brien.

Public Relations Subcommittee:

Tatiana Tchemisova - Chair, Ozgen Karaer - Co-chair, Eloisa Macedo - Webmaster

Members: Chara Karakosta, Katerina Papapostolou, Marie Schmidt, Marjan van de Akker

Ordinary members

Felicity McLeister

Interested in participating? Join us on LinkedIn or become an Ordinary Member.


Check the first newsletter here.


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The WISDOM Forum is conducting a research to explore the participation in OR (sub-)disciplines by gender, to identify potential challenges to participation, and to create insights into different academic career paths. We wish to understand the career paths of men and women. The responses will contribute not only to our research, but toward shaping Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the wider EURO community.

First publication by WISDOM

We are happy to announce the first publication by WISDOM, titled "Promoting Gender Equality and Inclusivity in EURO Activities".

WISDOM Initiatives


This initiative aims to introduce to our community emerging young women working in OR, either in academia or in the industry. The WISDOM Forum will promote selected individuals by spotlighting their work through EURO channels and providing networking and mentoring opportunities.


We received over 20 applications from 13 different countries from both young women early researchers or last year Ph.D. students. We have the pleasure to announce the selected candidates:

  1. Layla Martin, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands - Early Career
  2. Asunción Jiménez-Cordero, University of Malaga, Spain; Early Career
  3. Sandra-Benitez-Pena, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain - Early Career
  4. Lorena Silvana Reyes Rubiano, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany - Early Career
  5. M. Remedios Sillero-Denamiel, Trinity College Dublin, Irland - Early Career
  6. Philine Schiewe, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany - Early Career
  7. Marina Leal, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Spain - Early Career
  8. Julia Lange, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany - Early Career
  9. Carolina Soares de Morais, University of Lisbon, Portugal - Last Year PhD
  10. Cristina Molero-Rio, University of Seville, Spain - Last Year PhD
  11. Martina Cerulli, LIX - CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, France - Last Year PhD
  12. Georgia Fargetta, University of Catania, Italy - Last Year PhD

More information will be shared soon.


In 2020 YoungWomen4OR call, we received over 30 applications from emerging young women working in Operational Research (the deadline for the candidates’ application was September 15th, 2020). We are delighted to announce the names of the 12 women selected by the Events subcommittee as the finalists in this exciting event:

  1. Lavinia Amorosi, Sapienza University Rome, ITALY
  2. Beatriz Brito Oliveira, INESC-TEC, PORTUGAL
  3. Cátia da Silva, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL
  4. Annarita De Maio, University of Calabria, ITALY
  5. Alina G. Dragomir, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA
  6. Martina Fischetti, Vattenfall, System Design Department, DENMARK
  7. Lucy Morgan, Lancaster University, Management Science, UNITED KINGDOM
  8. Bruna Mota, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL
  9. Meltem Peker, Newcastle University, UNITED KINGDOM
  10. Mercedes Pelegrín García, Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau CEDEX, FRANCE
  11. Melanie Reuter-Oppermann, Technical University of Darmstadt, GERMANY
  12. Jessica Rodriguez Pereira, University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, SPAIN.

We’ll highlight the twelve winners individually. More information can be found here.

The first YoungWomen4OR2020 is Dr Lavina Amorosi from Sapienza, University of Rome. Lavinia is pursuing an academic career and is interested in teaching international collaborations and creating interactions for OR with companies.

Meet Dr Beatriz Brito Oliveira from INESC TEC, University of Porto. Beatriz is interested in developing research on shared mobility, to help advance the state‐of‐the‐art, and to develop and foster new international collaborations.

The third YoungWomen4OR is Dr Cátia da Silva from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon. Cátia is interested supply chain management, logistics, sustainable supply chains, and decision support systems.

Let's meet the fourth YoungWomen4OR Dr Annarita De Maio from University of Calabria, Italy. Annarita is interested in projects related to circular economy, sustainability and pollution reduction, post-disaster logistics and security.

Meet Dr Alina Dragomir from University of Vienna. Her main interests involve the topic of waste collection in a city logistic context.

Dr Martina Fischetti, from Vattenfall, has been working on advanced mathematical optimization models applied to wind energy problems. Take a look here to know a little bit more about her!

It is time to meet Dr Lucy Morgan, from Lancaster University. She has been working on uncertainty quantification in simulation and simulation analytics.

A new month arriving, so, let's meet our next YoungWomen4OR Dr Bruna Mota from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Her main research interests involve developing optimization-based decision support tools.

Meet Dr. Meltem Peker Sarhan, from the School of Engineering, Newcastle University. Her research focus is on network design, modeling and optimization of energy systems, power systems operations, and energy infrastructure planning.

Let's meet Dr. Mercedes Pelegrín, from the École Polytechnique. Her research focuses on Mixed Integer Programming and Urban Air Mobility.

A new month starting! Let's take a look on the short bio of Dr. Melanie Reuter-Oppermann, from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. She is very interested in healthcare, especially in EMS logistics, radiotherapy planning, ED design, blood supply chain management.


Upcoming events

Past events

WISDOM WEBINAR: YoungWomen4OR “OR in Healthcare and Logistics”<

On September 27th , 2021, we had a webinar with various interesting presentations of our invited speakers. More information can be found in our flyer.



WISDOM organised a Roundtable at the EURO2021 Athens Conference, and three sessions of YoungWomen4OR speakers.


WISDOM WEBINAR: YoungWomen4OR in "OR in the Energy and Transportation Sectors"

On May 31st, 2021 we had a EURO WISDOM Forum Lightning Talks. The invited speakers were Dr Martina Fischetti, Dr Meltem Peker Sarhan, Dr Alina Gabriel Dragomir, Dr Annarita De Maio, and Dr Lavinia Amorosi. Professor David Pisinger, from the Technical University of Denmark, had also joined us during the webinar. More information can be found here.

Watch here.


First EURO WISDOM Forum Bite-size Webinar

The EURO WISDOM Forum Bite-size Webinar took place Friday 16th April 2021, 15.00-15.30 Central European Time. This session was devoted to the Facility Location Optimisation. More information can be found here.

Watch here.


WISDOM Christmas Webinar: 21st December 2020, 16.00 –17.30 CET. During this webinar, speakers shared their experiences and vision on leadership in the world of OR and analytics by reflecting on their definition of leadership, and what they propose leaders in OR and analytics should aspire to achieve. They focused on specific questions on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) challenges for OR/analytics, and discussed how leaders in OR can contribute to tackling EDI challenges. Please see the flyer for more information.

Watch here.


EURO WISDOM Webinar OR/MS for Healthcare and Gender, July 20, 2020

Watch here.


WISDOM Webinar: Bias/Fairness and Artificial Intelligence, April 20, 2020

Watch here.


EURO 2019 Women in OR

2018 Women in Science 


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