The Women in Data Science Conference 2024 at Stanford, a global initiative to inspire and empower women in the field of data science, returns to Stanford University on March 8, 2024. This year’s event promises to be an exceptional gathering of leading experts, innovators, and aspiring data scientists, showcasing the transformative power of data science and celebrating the remarkable contributions of women in this rapidly evolving field.
Theme: Shaping the Future of Data Science with Diversity and Inclusion
This year’s conference aligns with the overarching theme of “Shaping the Future of Data Science with Diversity and Inclusion.” By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, WiDS Stanford 2024 aims to amplify the voices of women in data science, break down barriers, and promote equitable representation in this field. Through a series of thought-provoking sessions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities, the conference will empower women to lead, innovate, and shape the future of data science.
Key Agenda Highlights
Keynote Speakers: The conference will feature inspiring keynote speakers, including Ellen Pao, CEO of Project Include, and Professor Manisha Desai, Stanford University’s Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Research. These accomplished leaders will share their experiences and insights on navigating the challenges and opportunities in data science, encouraging women to pursue their passions and make a lasting impact.
Technical Talks: Renowned data scientists will present cutting-edge research and practical applications of data science across various domains, including healthcare, finance, environmental science, and social impact. These sessions will delve into the latest advancements in data science techniques, empowering attendees to expand their knowledge and skillset.
Panel Discussions: A series of panel discussions will explore critical topics related to data science, diversity, and inclusion. These discussions will bring together experts from diverse backgrounds to address challenges and share strategies for fostering a more equitable and inclusive data science community.
Hands-on Workshops: Interactive workshops will provide attendees with practical training in essential data science skills, from exploratory data analysis and machine learning algorithms to data visualization and storytelling. These hands-on sessions will empower participants to apply their knowledge to real-world problems and gain hands-on experience.
Networking Opportunities: Abundant networking opportunities will connect attendees with fellow data scientists, industry leaders, and potential mentors. These interactions will foster collaboration, build relationships, and open doors to new opportunities in the field.
WiDS Stanford 2024 is designed for a broad audience of women interested in data science, including:
- Undergraduate and graduate students
- Early-career professionals
- Data scientists and researchers
- aspiring entrepreneurs
- Industry leaders and decision-makers
WiDS Stanford 2024 aims to:
- Inspire and empower women to pursue careers in data science
- Break down barriers and promote equitable representation in the field
- Foster a network of support and mentorship among women in data science
- Share knowledge, expertise, and best practices in data science research and application
- Catalyze innovation and collaboration in data science for positive societal impact
Join us at WiDS Stanford 2024 and be a part of this transformative event that celebrates the power of data science and women’s leadership. Together, we can shape the future of data science with diversity and inclusion, creating a more equitable and impactful world.