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

Mª Andreina Francisco Rodriguez - Treasurer

Research Subcommittee:

Paula Carroll - Chair, Annunziata Esposito Amideo - Secretary

Marion Rauner, Margaretha Gansterer, Rosa Figueiredo, Renata Mansini, Tatiana Tchemisova, Vesna Čančer, Andreina Rodriguez, Frances O’Brien

Events Subcommittee:

Renata Mansini - Chair, Ana Póvoa - Co-chair, Dilek Günneç - Secretary

Marion Rauner, Margaretha Gansterer, Dolores Romero Morales, Evelien van der Hurk, Chara Karakosta, Katerina Papapostolou, Annunziata Esposito Amideo, Paula Carroll, Heletjé van Staden, Marcella Sama, Vesna Čančer, Vanesa Guerrero Lozano, Maria Merino, Frances O’Brien

Public Relations and Dissemination (PRD) subcommittee:

Tatiana Tchemisova - Chair, Eloísa Macedo - Webmaster

Chara Karakosta and Katerina Papapostolou - Newsletter Editors; Marcella Sama

Ozioma Paul and Nuria Gómez Vargas - YouTube editors; Bissan Ghaddar - Twitter

Ordinary members

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

WISDOM Newsletter

Check WISDOM newsletters: Nº1-2020; Nº2-2021; Nº3-2022; Nº4-2023


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WISDOM Research


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.

Publications by WISDOM

We are happy to announce our publications:

"Gender Equality: Opportunities and Challenges for the OR Community”

"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.


In 2023, WISDOM received several applications from different countries from Young Women Researchers. We have the pleasure to announce the selected candidates.

We start a new cycle of presentations of the YW4OR awardees dedicated to the finalists of 2023!

    1. Afaf Aloullal, from the Polytechnic University Hauts-de-France, France.

    2. Emilia Grass from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. 

    3. Fatima Ezzahra Achamrah from the Management School at University of Sheffield, UK.

    4. Hannah Bakker, from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

    5. Kseniia Kurishchenko, from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

    6. It is time to meet Kübra Tanınmış, from Industrial Engineering Department, Koç University, İstanbul. Her main research interests focused on Bilevel Programming, Interdiction Games, and Influence Spread on Social Networks.


Stay tunned! In each month we will share more information about our YW4OR2023!

Previous calls

YoungWomen4OR 2020, 2021, 2022


Upcoming events

WISDOM Webinars in 2024 


WISDOM Sessions in EURO 2024 -- TBA

Past events


YoungWomen4OR Webinar: Machine Learning and Operations Management - May 17th, 2024. Watch here.

YoungWomen4OR Talks Webinar: Location and Routing- March 22nd, 2024 Watch here.


YoungWomen4OR Talks Webinar: "Joint EURO WISDOM, WORAN and WORMS Winter Event" - December 15, 2023 Watch here.

YoungWomen4OR Talks Webinar: "Optimising for Sustainability and Fairness" - November 17, 2023 Watch here.

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 - April 25, 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 at EURO2022 3-6 July, 2022 in Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

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

Check the conference website for details!

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

EURO WISDOM Forum YoungWomen4OR Talks: Data Science and Optimization Webinar - March 24, 2022 Watch here.


WISDOM Winter Event 2021 - December 20, 2021 Watch here.

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

WISDOM WEBINAR: YoungWomen4OR “OR in Healthcare and Logistics- September 27, 2021 Watch here.

WISDOM at EURO2021 11-14 July, 2021 in University of West Attica (UNIWA) in Athens, Greece YW4OR stream

WISDOM WEBINAR: YoungWomen4OR in "OR in the Energy and Transportation Sectors" - May 31, 2021 Watch here.

First EURO WISDOM Forum Bite-size Webinar - April 16, 2021 Watch here.


WISDOM Christmas Webinar - December 21, 2020 Watch here.

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 

Connected Links

A recent book on Women's contributions to the field of OR.


EURO WISDOM: where to find us

For questions, please contact us: WISDOM or Webmaster: Eloísa Macedo  

Follow EURO WISDOM on Twitter and on Youtube!

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