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The WiDSer Community

Since our beginnings as a Stanford conference in 2015, we have steadily built a community of women in data science, at every level of involvement. Calling on women worldwide, there is a way to participate for everyone.

We Are Women in Data Science Mujeres en la Ciencia de Datos en Todo el Mundo 世界中のデータ サイエンスの女性 النساء في علم البيانات في جميع أنحاء العالم Mulheres na Ciência de Dados em Todo o Mundo נשים במדעי הנתונים ברחבי העולם Vrouwen in Datawetenschap Wereldwijd दुनिया भर में डेटा साइंस में महिलाएं женщины в науке о данных по всему миру 全球数据科学领域的女性

Global impact on a local level, through…


Elevate and celebrate the accomplishments of women in data science


Connecting the women in data science and those who aspire to be in data science


Building a community of support, togetherness, and inclusivity.


Sharing the knowledge, sharing the love, working together, creating partnerships

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Ways to Participate

WE SUPPORT l Collaborators & Sponsors — provide support through participation and the funding of events, initiatives, and programs

WE MULTIPLY l Participants — join and engage with the WiDS community, by attending conferences, participating in workshops and datathons, listening to the podcast, and following on social media and the website

WE EXTEND l Volunteers — support core leadership, ambassadors, events, and activities

WE INSPIRE l Speakers, Instructors, Panelists, Podcast Guests — thought leaders, experts, and members of the community inform, inspire, and share knowledge and ideas

WE ENGAGE l Ambassadors — representatives of WiDS around the world create, plan, and execute WiDS events

WE LEAD l Advisors & Consultants — top engagement Ambassadors, Sponsors, and contributors provide external insight, experience, and input

WE ORIGINATE l Central Team — the founders, core program organizers, and advisory board develop original program content, tools, and resources to share with the community

WiDS Worldwide Team

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Chisoo Lyons

Executive Director

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Karen Beale

Director of Development

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Tina Tang

Head of Operations

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Shelly Darnutzer

Director of Strategic Impact and Growth

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Valerie Elliott

Program Director

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Amy Jaggard

Program Director

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Isabelle Robertson

Director of Marketing

WiDS Worldwide Advisory Committee

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Vandana Sikka

Founder & CEO Learnee, Inc and Board member at

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Lori Sherer

WiDS Worldwide Advisory Committee Chair, Partner, Bain & Company

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Judy ​Logan

Former Co-Director, WiDS Worldwide

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Margot Gerritsen

Co-Founder, WiDS Worldwide

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Lama Moussawi

Professor at the American University of Beirut

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Mark Schar

Managing Director, One Page Solutions

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Suzanne Weekes

Executive Director at Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

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Silvina Grad-Freilich

Head of Technical Marketing for Cloud, HPC, and ModelOps at MathWorks

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Mona Sabet

Chief Corporate Strategy Officer, Usertesting

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Esteban Arcaute

Head of Responsible AI, Meta

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