March 27, 2024
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WiDS Livermore conference attendees network, share research and absorb wisdom

Amy Weldon/LLNL

Co-sponsored by the DSI, LLNL on March 13 hosted the 7th annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference for data scientists, industry professionals, recent graduates and others interested in the field. As an independent satellite of the global WiDS conference celebrating International Women’s Day, the Livermore hybrid event was held to highlight the work and careers of LLNL and regional data science professionals. The all-day event included technical talks, panel discussions, speed mentoring, a poster session and networking opportunities. Recorded talks from the event will be posted on the Livermore Lab Events YouTube channel at a later date.

With over 90 people in attendance, including those attending online and in person, the WiDS Livermore conference was once again successful in facilitating the exchange of information and fresh ideas. Keynote speaker and LLNL Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Carol Woodward (pictured at left) noted in her opening remarks that a room full of women was a rare sight when she began her career in applied mathematics, and that organizations like WiDS are critical not only to the field but also to ensuring a seat at the table for everyone. “It’s not just about what you are able to do, it’s what you can enable others to do,” she said. Read more at LLNL News.