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WiDS Stanford 2024

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Join us on Friday, March 8, 2024, at Stanford University for the Women in Data Science conference. This technical conference features outstanding women discussing their exceptional work in data science, AI, and related fields, across a wide range of domains. Everyone is welcome. In-person tickets have sold out, but join us for free virtually or attend a regional event.

Experience the energy of this unique conference:

  • Get inspired by a great lineup of keynote speakers, tech talks, and panel discussions featuring fantastic speakers from industry, academia, NGOs, and government. You can find the list of speakers below. Notable keynote speakers include Ellen Pao and Professor Manisha Desai from Stanford University.
  • Explore the conference’s four central themes: Digital Economies, Child Safety and Health, Sustainability, and Space.

Know Before You Go!

For assistance in securing approval, refer to our Approval Letter

Contact:

  • For conference questions, please email: widsconference@stanford.edu

Event Program

March 8, 2024

9:00AM - 9:05AM

Opening

Margot Gerritsen

9:05AM - 9:15AM

Opening Address

Jenny Martinez, Provost and Professor of Law, Stanford University

9:40AM - 9:45AM

Video Interlude

10:15AM - 10:35AM

Panel - United Nations Development Program

Radhika Shah

Emily Gordon

Alice Chen Zhang

10:35AM - 10:55AM

Coffee Break

11:15AM - 11:25AM
11:25AM - 11:45AM

Panel - Digital Economies

Nicole Carignan

Zanele Munyikwa

Sandra Moerch

11:45AM - 11:50AM

Video Interlude

11:50AM - 12:05PM
12:05PM - 12:15PM

Fireside Chat

Aya Mouallem

Zehra Venugopal

12:15PM - 12:30PM

Live Performance

Hye Min Cho

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Lunch

1:30PM - 1:35PM

Video Interlude

2:00PM - 2:05PM

Video Interlude

2:35PM - 2:55PM

Panel - Child Safety and Health

Rebecca Portnoff

​Laura Bravo Sánchez

Kimberly Babiarz

2:55PM - 3:15PM

Coffee Break

3:15PM - 3:45PM

Poster Blitz

3:45PM - 3:50PM

Video Interlude

4:20PM - 4:40PM

Panel - Space

Sam Sharma

Ashley Raigosa

Victoria Da Poian

4:40PM - 4:50PM

Closing Address

4:50PM - 6:00PM

Reception

*All times are UTC -8

Speakers

Jenny Martinez, Provost and Professor of Law, Stanford University

Provost and Professor of Law, Stanford University

Ellen Pao

CEO, Project Include

Zehra Venugopal

CIO of Fraud and Claims Technology, Wells Fargo

Manisha Desai

Kim and Ping Li Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University

Sam Sharma

Satellite Systems Engineer, Starfish Space

Hye Min Cho

Data Scientist, Refik Anadol Studio

Radhika Shah

CoPresident Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs Founding CoChair UN Joint SDG Fund

Victoria Da Poian

Data Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Alice Chen Zhang

Data Science Manager, Charging/Energy Services & Cycle Plan Analytics, Ford

Rebecca Portnoff

Head of Data Science, Thorn

Nicole Carignan

VP Strategic Cyber AI, Darktrace

Ashley Raigosa

Undergraduate Studying Computer Science and Astronautics, Stanford University

Zanele Munyikwa

PhD Candidate in Information Technologies at MIT, Stanford University

​Laura Bravo Sánchez

PhD Candidate, Department of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University

Sandra Moerch

Global Content Marketing Manager, Autodesk Education Experiences

Aya Mouallem

Engineering PhD Candidate at Stanford University, Co-Founder of All Girls Code, Stanford University

Kimberly Babiarz

Research Director, Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab, Stanford University