Women in Data Science (WiDS) at Stanford
The Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. WiDS started as a conference at Stanford in November 2015. Now, WiDS includes a global conference, with 150+ regional events worldwide; a datathon, encouraging participants to hone their skills; and a podcast, featuring leaders in the field talking about their work, and their journeys.
WiDS Conference: March 4, 2019 at Stanford University & 150+ locations worldwide
WiDS was held at Stanford University, at 150+ regional events hosted by WiDS Ambassadors, and was available via livestream. The 2019 program featured fantastic speakers on a broad array of topics ranging from data ethics and privacy to cybersecurity to data visualization, and more.
WiDS Datathon 2019
We conducted the second WiDS Datathon, working with a new exciting dataset. The datathon will ran from January 29 - February 27, 2019, and the winners were announced at the March 4, 2019, conference at Stanford.
Season one of the WiDS podcast is now available on iTunes and Google Play. Hear from women leaders across the data science profession, as they share their advice, career highlights, and lessons learned along the way.
Margot Gerritsen: Why we started WiDS