The Advancing Women’s Impact in Mathematics Symposium (AWIMS) was a one-day event that took place on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the Spring. The goal of AWIMS is to strengthen the network of women in the mathematical sciences in the New England region by providing an open and collegial atmosphere to promote sharing, learning, and discussion. The symposium encouraged new collaborations between junior mathematicians and more experienced colleagues. AWIMS includes plenary talks, technical tutorials, a poster session, and a discussion panel covering the topic of women in mathematics both in the areas of academia and industry. This symposium covers diverse areas of mathematical research that are well represented in the New England region, such as analysis, differential equations, data science, dynamical systems, mathematical biology, numerical analysis, optimization, scientific computing, and statistics. 2018 was AWIMS’ first year, and we are proud to report that there were over 60 attendees! AWIMS is made possible thanks to the generous support of WPI’s Woman’s Impact Network, the WPI Department Mathematical Sciences Department, and the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS).