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Women in Data Science AI & ML Sweden is a non-profit organization which aims to inspire and educate data scientists in Sweden, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. WiDS AI & ML Sweden launched in March 2018 with our first one-day technical conference. Technology conferences were (and still are) missing female role models, and our founders Galina, Sahar and Rebecka wanted to create a community to show women in the field that they aren’t alone and to create a platform to showcase other great women in the field.
Our events open to participants of all genders and backgrounds. A majority of our team is female data scientists. Our events intentionally feature only women technologists on stage as our mission is to showcase more female role models in the field.
Most talks are fairly technical and aimed towards current or aspiring data scientists, data engineers, machine learning engineers, as well as other AI experts. As of 2023, we have organized 6 annual conferences in association with Stanford WiDS global initiative (WiDS Stockholm) as well as multiple mini-conferences, meetups and other events.
Our network has over 1.6K women in the field, as well as students and women interested in entering the field. We have an active facebook group, and a linkedin page, where we share updates to our community. We are working on building up more events for the community such as a book club, and workshops. The best place to get info about those and our other events as well as network with other amazing women is in our facebook group.
Once a year we open applications for our mentorship program, which aims to match women in the field with another woman who can mentor her in different areas. For more information about our mentorship program, check out this page.
WiDS Sweden AI & ML has many projects besides our yearly conference within the Stanford WiDS Global initiative.
In 2021 we launched the WiDS mentorship program for the first time, and it has since become a yearly project for us.
In 2022 we have started work on our speaker database. This will be a continuous project that we hope will be used by many when they plan their conferences within tech fields.
We are always open to new project ideas! If you want to collaborate with us please don’t hesitate to reach out using the contact form here on the webpage.
We at WiDS AI & ML Sweden created a database where everyone can use to more easily find great women who can speak about topics in the fields of Data Science, AI & ML for their events. Our hope is that this database will help improve the diversity of speakers at AI and DS events in Europe!
Our sponsors believe in our mission and work hard to ensure that they themselves hire, retain and promote diverse talent within their own companies. Many of our sponsors have supported us since the start of our organisation. It is thanks to their support that we are able to host events that we intentionally keep free, as well as run our projects such as the mentorship program, and the speaker database.