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Women in Data Science

Register now for the Women in Data Science Conference

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. WiDS started as a one-day technical conference at Stanford in November 2015. Five years later, WiDS is a global movement that includes a number of worldwide initiatives:

  • A conference with 150+ regional events worldwide in more than 60 countries, reaching 100,000 participants annually online and in person.
  • A datathon, encouraging participants to hone their skills using a social impact challenge. 
  • A podcast series, featuring data science leaders from around the world talking about their work, their journeys, and lessons learned along the way
  • An education outreach program to encourage secondary school students to consider careers in data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and related fields.

On March 8, 2021, International Women’s Day, we will host the inaugural 24-hour online Women in Data Science (WiDS) Worldwide conference. Follow us as we follow the sun, bringing you speakers and sessions from around the world.  Registration is now open and early bird pricing is in effect through February 5, 2021, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

You can also take the WiDS Datathon challenge happening now through March 1,  focused on models to determine whether a patient admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been diagnosed with a particular type of diabetes. The WiDS Datathon aims to inspire women worldwide to get involved in data science, and to create a supportive environment to connect with others in their community.

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