What we're about

Welcome to Inspiring Women in Data Science!

Inspiring Women in Data Science are a collective of educated & ambitious self-identified women who want to be on the cutting edge of innovation in data. We understand that it can sometimes be intimidating to move into a new area of learning, and that it is difficult to have your voice heard and questions answered in the rapid stream of technical innovation. We're here to help women learn and share their knowledge to a high technical level.

We aim to be a supportive and collaborative environment that helps to build skill and confidence by learning from the women who have already found success in Data Science. We wish to find the perfect balance between inciting passion for technology, and developing skills that improve the women’s professional futures.

If you have a background in data analysis or you just wish to share your ideas with like-minded women, with a view to branching out into new areas of knowledge, then we would love you to join us.

All gender minorities and supporters of gender minorities welcome.

For chats and resources, join our Slack channel iwds.slack.com (https://iwds.slack.com/) by sending us your email address via private message here or on Twitter.

Follow us on Twitter @IWDSuk (https://twitter.com/IWDSuk) for latest events and updates!

Huge thanks to our sponsors Elastacloud and Microsoft.

Upcoming events (1)

CogX - The Festival of All Things AI

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Hey Inspiring Women!! You may have already heard of CogX, the Festival of AI - June 10th to 12th in London. It is an incredible event, in just its 3rd year it will be the world’s biggest AI festival. In partnership with HSBC and 2030 Vision, CogX 19 will bring together over 15,000 attendees and 500 speakers across 12 main stages. Full details of the event below. As an ecosystem partner of CogX, we have a limited number of Expo and Networking passes worth £159 for our Inspiring Women in Data Science group. All you have to do is register using this link: https://ti.to/cogx/2019/discount/CX19WomenInDataScienceFriend Deadline for complimentary passes: Friday, 19th April. More info about the event: https://cogx.co/programme/ CogX - The Festival of All Things AI 10-12 June 2019 King's Cross, London CogX is Europe's leading AI festival - over 15,000 people from the highest levels of government, industry and research World-class thought-leaders speak on our 12 stages Our content truly impacts policy. 10% of our audience are Policy Makers, and our co-founder, Tabitha Goldstaub chairs the UK government's AI council Amplification - between press and social, we reached over 9m people in 2018 Social impact - CogX is a platform for exploring how tech can solve the world's most intractable problems and in 2019 we're partnering with 2030 Vision to tackle the Sustainable Development Goals London in June is buzzing, over 50,000 people come to the city for the 100s of events during London Tech Week Confirmed speakers include: Stuart Russell, EECS at UC Berkeley Jean-Francois Gagné, CEO Element AI Dame Wendy Hall, Professor of Computer Science, Managing Director, University of Southampton, Web Science Trust Xu Li, CEO, SenseTime Rt Hon. Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Julie Hanna, Executive Chair, Kiva César Hidalgo, Director, Collective Learning Group, MIT Media Lab Rahmyn Kress, Chief Digital Officer at Henkel, and CEO of Henkel X Peter ter Kulve, Chief Digital & Growth Officer, President South East Asia, Unilever Neil Lawrence, Director, IPC Machine Learning - Amazon Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and author of The Price of Civilization Mark Sagar, Co-Founder & CEO at Soul Machines Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, X William Tunstall-Pedoe, Founder and CEO of Evi (acquired by Amazon, became Alexa), and active Angel Investor Cuong Do, President, Samsung Global Strategy Group and Founder, CareVisor Jeanette Winterson, author Adrian Smith, CEO, The Alan Turing Institute Mark Tucker, Chairman HSBC Richard Curtis, director Anand Giridharadas, author Winner Takes All Antoine Blondeau, founder Alpha Intelligence Capital Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford and author The Creativity Code Ashok Vaswani, CEO, Barclays UK Alison Rose, CEO Commercial and Private Banking, RBS Terah Lyons, Executive Director, Partnership on AI Prof. Juergen Maier, CEO Siemens UK Chuck Teixeira, Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Transformation, HSBC

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BeyondTech 2019

Skills Matter

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