Annual Meeting Events

Our forum routinely organizes sessions and networking/social events at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Our upcoming events and those from recent years are listed below.

Annual Meeting 2023, Phoenix, AZ (October 15-18, 2023)

1. WORMS-sponsored sessions

MB16. Building Blocks Towards Effective Leadership 
Monday, October 16, 10:45am-12:00pm, JWM - CC-North 126B

Moderator: Lavanya Marla (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Angelika Leskovskaya, SMU Cox School of Business

- Janice Lichtenwaldt, Virago Coaching

MD16. Panel Discussion on Design and Algorithmic-Biases and Fairness Solutions
Monday, October 16, 2:15pm-3:30pm, CC-North 126B
Moderator: Tuğçe Işik (Clemson University)

- Wilkistar Otieno, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

- Michael Johnson, University of Massachusetts, Boston
- Anahita Khojandi, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Angelika Leskovskaya, SMU Cox School of Business

TE60. Guided Discussions on How Women Can Thrive
Tuesday, October 17, 4:00pm-5:15pm, CC-West 101B

Speaker: Aineth Torres,

2. Business Meeting

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30-7:30pm
Learn about the status of our forum and future plans. 

3. Networking Reception

Monday, October 16, 8:30-10:30pm 
Venue: Bitter & Twisted
, 1W Jefferson St, Phoenix, Arizona
Come and connect with like minds!

4. WORMS Luncheon

Tuesday, October 17, 12:30-1:30pm, Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Join us in celebrating the recipients of WORMS Awards for 2023.

Ticketed event, limited capacity

Sessions at Past Conferences

1. Annual Meeting 2022, Indianapolis, IN (October 16-19, 2022)
A. Identifying and Handling Microaggressions at Work - by Women in the OR/MS Community

Moderator: Angelika Leskovskaya (SMU Cox School of Business)
- Karen T. Hicklin, University of Florida

- Michele Pfund, Arizona State University
- Maria Vlasiou, Eindhoven University of Technology
- Lauren Rhue, University of Maryland, College Park

B. Self-care Strategies
Chair: Tuğçe Işik (Clemson University)

- Amy Cohn, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

- Sibel Alumur Alev, University of Waterloo
Jacqueline Griffin, Northeastern University
Samaneh Shiri, UPS

2. Annual Meeting 2021, Anaheim, CA (Hybrid) (October 24-27, 2021)
A. Countless Possibilities: A Panel Discussion with Minority Women in OR/MS

Moderator: Banfsheh Behzad
- Julie Simmons Ivy, North Carolina State University

- Estelle Kone, Goldman Sachs
Jessye Talley, Morgan State University
Trilce Encarnacion, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Iris V. Rivero, Rochester Institute of Technology

B. Navigating the Big 3: Impostor Syndrome, Perfectionism and Comparisonitis
Chair: Angelika Leskovskaya (SMU Cox School of Business)

Speaker: Jessica Dowches-Wheeler, Bright Space Coaching