WHO WE ARE
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.
The organization runs WiDS Stockholm conference, which is part of the worldwide Women in Data Science events under the umbrella of the Stanford University. We ran the first WiDS Stockholm conference in March 2018 as a one day technical conference and have been running them yearly ever since.
A few years later, WiDS AI & ML Sweden has kicked off several long-term projects including a mentorship program, a speaker database, and held numerous conferences and meetups. Our network contains currently over 1.6K women in the field, primarily in Sweden, and expanded with the times to include many data roles — not just data science, but also ML engineering, research, data analytics, data engineering, and various AI roles. Our events try to represent the many perspectives that exist into the roles that work with data.
Our main goal is to help women technologists in the field get the recognition that they deserve for their work. In order to achieve this goal, we have created a speaker database that features great women working in different areas of the field with strong levels of technical expertise. This database is accessible for everyone, and we hope that those in charge of planning events in the field will find it helpful.
Our events open to participants of all genders and backgrounds. 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 2022, we have organized 5 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.
Galina Esther Shubina
AI Technologist & Partner
@ Gradient Descent
Director AI Research
@ peach data
Machine Learning Engineering Manager
Head of Data Science
Senior Data Scientist
Project manager @ WiDS