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: To appear soon! We are updating our list.

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 and Katerina Papapostolou - Newsletter Editors; Ozioma Paul and Nuria Gómez Vargas - YouTube editors; Bissan Ghaddar - Twitter 

Ordinary members

Felicity McLeister

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


Check WISDOM newsletters: 1; 2.


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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.



The call for our Young Women for OR 2023 (you can find more details here) was closed on November 15, 2023. We are now in the process of evaluating eligibility and check the applications. We will share with you the list of candidates in December! Stay tunned! 



In 2022, we received over 35 applications from 17 different countries from Young Women Researchers. We have the pleasure to announce the selected candidates:

    1. Marta Baldomero-Naranjo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
    2. Consuelo Parreño-Torres, Valencia University, Spain
    3. Dang Thu Huong, Lancaster University, UK
    4. Maryam Karimi Mamaghan, Vrije University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    5. Concepcion Dominguez, Malaga University, Spain
    6. Serena Fugaro, Institute for Applications of Calculus Mauro Picone, Italy
    7. Mirna Gržanić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    8. Mariana Oliveira, IST - University of Lisbon, Portugal
    9. Xishu Li, Lancaster University, UK
    10. Ninja Söffker is from University of Vienna, Austria and her main research interests include stochastic dynamic vehicle routing focusing on more sustainable transport.

    11. A new month, so let's meet our next YW4OR researcher: Mirjam Meijer, from the Kühne Logistics University in Germany has been focusing her research on Stochastic supply chain optimization.

    12. Laura Davila-Pena, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Stay tunned! In each month we will share more information about our YW4OR2022!

Previous calls

In 2021 YoungWomen4OR call, we received over 20 applications from 13 different countries from both young women early researchers or last year Ph.D. students.

In 2020 YoungWomen4OR call, we received over 30 applications from emerging young women working in Operational Research.

Dissemination: Women’s contributions to the field of OR

This new book presents research from academia, research, and industry on advances, applications, and challenges in computational intelligence.


Upcoming events

Check our next EURO WISDOM Forum YoungWomen4OR Talks Webinars:


November 17, 2023 on the topic "Optimising for Sustainability and Fairness".


Moreover, we will have on December 15, 2023 a new Winter Webinar!

Stay tuned as we will share more info soon!


Past events

    YoungWomen4OR Talks Webinar: "Routing and Scheduling" - September 29, 2023 Watch here.


EURO WISDOM Forum YoungWomen4OR Talks Webinar: Location Problems - June 13, 2023 Watch here.


WISDOM Webinar: “Stochastic Optimization and Game Theory” - 25th April 2023 Watch here.


WISDOM Winter Event 2022 - December 16, 2022 Watch here.


EURO WISDOM City Logistics / Mobility YW4OR Webinar Watch here.


EURO WISDOM Production and Logistics webinar Watch here.



WISDOM prepared interesting meetings and activities, including:

                    1. Roundtable on Research Funding
                    2. YW4OR Stream (Three sessions)

Check the conference website for details! This year, the 32nd EURO Conference was held from 3 to 6 of July, 2022 in Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.


EURO WISDOM Webinar "Bilevel Optimization" May 27, 2022 Watch here.


EURO WISDOM Forum YoungWomen4OR Talks: Data Science and Optimization Webinar

On 24th March 2022, 15:00 – 16:30 (Central European Time), we had the Data Science and Optimization Webinar. Our speakers were Dr. Cristina Molero-Rio, Dr. M. Remedios Sillero-Denamiel, Dr. Sandra Benitez-Pena and the panelist was Prof. Ilker Birbil. It was a very interesting exchange of ideas webinar! Watch here.


WISDOM Winter Event 2021

On 20th December 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 (Central European Time) we had another exciting WISDOM webinar. Take a look on the agendaWatch here.


WISDOM WEBINAR: YoungWomen4OR “Sustainable Supply Chains” November 22, 2021Watch here.


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 flyerWatch here.



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 hereWatch 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 hereWatch 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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