About IWB

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Our mission is to foster an environment where women and under-represented genders in the scientific field of biomechanics can gain support, visibility, and allyship.


Our vision is to see an international biomechanics community that respects, values, and promotes gender equity. 

Core Values

Community, Sponsorship, Well-Being, Excellence



Organization Chart

Click on the titles of each pillar (in blue) to learn more about them! Learn more about our Executive Team here.


Member Support


Empowering Allies




Monthly Meeting Committee

Social Media Committee

Nominate Women Initiative

Membership Management

Resources and Blogs Committee


Conference Event Planning





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Code of Conduct

Annual report



Privacy Policy

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The International Women in Biomechanics (IWB) was formed in July 2020 by two postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Ana Ebrahimi and Dr. Jayishni Maharaj, on opposite ends of the world. Catalyzed by the exacerbation of STEM gender inequities and experiences of professional isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, a single post on social media sparked a movement.


Read our Journal of Biomechanics article