In this brief account, I have only been able to mention a small fraction of the people, institutions, and events that have been so vital in creating and shaping our history.
We owe our successes to the AWM officers (both official and unofficial) over the years, the AWM staff at the Wellesley office,41 the many committee members, the speakers and panelists at AWM sessions, the Noether lecturers, the numerous contributors to the AWM Newsletter (which makes for such fascinating and insightful reading one is tempted to quote it all!), the organizers and participants of AWM outreach activities-particularly the Speakers Bureau and the Sonya Kovalevsky High School Days--and mostly to our enormously supportive and participatory membership.
I would like to acknowledge specially all those who were involved in planning and organizing this Anniversary Celebration.42 Funding for the Symposium and Workshop has been provided by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Office for Naval Research.
Our sister organizations, the AMS, the MAA, and more recently SIAM, have been truly that; we greatly appreciate the support and recognition they have shown their younger sibling.
Finally, on behalf of the AWM, I would like to express our deep appreciation to Wellesley College for its support over the years, and particularly for providing space for the AWM headquarters office and Resource Center. For its ongoing funding of the Resource Center as well as general support, we are grateful to the Exxon Education Foundation.