The Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) and the Portuguese Statistical Association (SPE) have launched an International Day for Women in Statistics and Data Science (IDWSDS) with its inaugural event - an online conference - planned for October 11, 2022 (the second Tuesday of October).
The organisers aim to showcase women's contributions to the field, connect women statisticians and data scientists around the world, encourage collaborations among statistical societies, encourage statistics and data science to become more inclusive and diverse and bridge statistics and data science.
The move follows a number of recent initiatives designed to increase women in STEM disciplines, such as the UN’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the International Day for Women in Mathematics, and ISI’s International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science.
The IDWSDS Planning Committee is currently looking for societies and statistical groups to create or sponsor a session or activity, promote the event and reach out to young people, such as holding a Florence Nightingale Day in October for school students (training would be provided in the summer).
This will be a virtual event in the spirit of the first Around the World conference which means there will be a place for both live and recorded presentations and sessions and other contributions.
Submit session ideas and sponsorship requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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