Women in Data Science (WiDS) inspires and educates data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender and supports women in the field. It is a global initiative that has a wide regional coverage.
The initiative started with a conference at Stanford in November 2015. Now the WiDS conference is global and includes more than 150 regional events worldwide, including WiDS Melbourne.
Recent additions to the program include:
a datathon, encouraging participants to hone their skills using a social impact challenge
a podcast, featuring leaders in the field talking about their work, their journeys, and lessons learned.