WiDS Livermore

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WiDS Livermore is an independent event organized by LLNL ambassadors to coincide with the annual global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 200+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.

The global WiDS Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field. This one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a number of domains, and connect with others in the field. The program features thought leaders covering a wide range of domains from data ethics and privacy, healthcare, data visualization, and more. Learn more via the WiDS podcast and WiDS worldwide news.

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WiDS Livermore was held virtually in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8, LLNL's fourth WiDS regional event brought women together to discuss successes, opportunities and challenges of being female in a mostly male field. The Lab’s first-ever virtual WiDS gathering attracted dozens of LLNL data scientists as well as some from outside the Lab, and featured speakers, a career panel and breakout sessions where women could network and discuss mentoring and career advancement. WiDS Ambassador Marisa Torres told attendees, “We’re here to celebrate a lot of accomplishments.”

Read more about the 2021 virtual event via LLNL News. A WebEx recording of the career panel session will be available soon. Speakers' slides are downloadable as PDFs: