Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference - March 2021

This year, when faced with the challenge of social distancing, Women in Data Science (WiDS) has built upon their traditional conference and announced an inaugural 24-hour global event on March 8th, International Women’s Day. WiDS, “aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field.” This worldwide event features women researchers from around the world who will present their work, share the latest data science skills, and discuss their journeys towards becoming the scholars they are today.

Matrix silhouette of a woman's face placed on the left of the text, "Women in Data Science Berkeley."

At a local level, a diverse and dynamic UC Berkeley planning committee has found ways to use technology to their advantage to create a free, virtual, Berkeley-focused WiDS event. Whether you're a seasoned professional in this field or a curious undergraduate who wants to see what data science at Berkeley is about, we encourage everyone to attend! The WiDS Berkeley conference is open to all genders and gender expressions.

Research IT and Partners Host Women in Data Science Berkeley Conference

The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Berkeley Conference took place on March 2, 2020, and was sponsored by Research IT, the Berkeley iSchool, CITRIS & the Banatao Institute, and the Division of Data Science, Computing, and Society. WiDS Berkeley is a satellite event associated with the Women in Data Science conference at Stanford. This was the third year that UC Berkeley hosted a WiDS event and it featured a mixture of live Berkeley events - including a keynote, tech talks, a panel, lunch, and reception - and streaming content from the Stanford conference.