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What we’re about


R-Ladies is a worldwide organization whose mission is to promote Gender Diversity in the R community.

The R community suffers from an underrepresentation of Women* in every role and area of participation, whether as leaders, package developers, conference speakers, conference participants, educations, or users (see recent stats). As a diversity initiative, R-Ladies’ mission is to achieve proportionate representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering the minorities currently underrepresented in the R community. R-Ladies’ primary focus, therefore, is on supporting the R enthusiasts who identify as an underrepresented minority to achieve their programming potential, by building a collaborative global network of R leaders, mentors, learners, and developers to facilitate individual and collective progress worldwide.

*Please note all references to ‘W/women’ and ‘F/female’ are used fully inclusively w.r.t trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.

R-Ladies Rules, Guidelines, and Code of Conduct:

The rules for participation in the R-Ladies organization as well as the member code of conduct are posted here. Please read them when you join the Meetup.