To empower women in our STEM community


Women in Statistics + (WiS+) is a group of members of the Department of Statistics who are working together to support and empower women in our STEM community.

This group is all inclusive with respect to gender identity, ethnicity, field of research and work in our community, whether you are a member of academic or professional services staff, or a PhD student, please feel welcome to join us.

We hold informal monthly meetings where we offer a safe space to discuss and share relevant issues affecting our community. We are also organising a series of public events to support gender equality. 


Who we are

Monthly meetings 

We hold informal monthly meetings where we offer a safe space to discuss and share relevant issues affecting our community. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please do feel free to contact Dr. Daniela Escobar.

Relevant external events 

Women in Data Science London @ Google event - 6 May 2021

Google is hosting a Data Science event on the 6 May in collaboration with WiDS, Stanford.  

What is the Women in Data Science London @ Google event?

WiDs London @ Google is an independent event hosted by Google as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference organized by Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. All genders are invited to attend all WiDS Worldwide conference events.

This is a virtual, 3-hour event featuring pioneers from research and industry, who will talk about the latest on data science applications in Marketing and Tech, discuss how leading-edge companies are leveraging data for success, and share their advice on how you can supercharge your career in Data Science. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with potential mentors, collaborators, and fellow data professionals.

Women: Statistically Significant event- 12 May 2021

The SIS (Italian Statistical Society) and ISI (International Statistical
Institute) are holding the following virtual event to celebrate the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science!

Title: Women: Statistically Significant 

When: 12 May 2021, 10am - 1pm (Central European Summer Time)

Where: Join free on Zoom -  https://unive.zoom.us/j/89165474528

Have a look here for additional information. 

WE ARE Tech Women - One Tech World Virtual Conference - 11-13 May 2021

WeAreTechWomen are hosting their annual conference on 11-13 May 2021. The conference is aimed at women who are wanting to broaden their technology horizons, learn new skills and build their business networks. Read all about this conference and find out more about WISE.



Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference 6 - 8 October 2021

Invest in Yourself - Join Us for WSDS 2021. Early registration is open!  

WSDS is a celebration of women in statistics and data science—a unique opportunity to share, grow, and build community.   You’re worth the investment! At WSDS, doors open wide to technical talks on important, modern, and cutting-edge research; powerful plenary sessions; informal networking events; and multidisciplinary collaborations.  We're counting on you to help elevate the achievements and increase the visibility of women in statistics and data science, so register for WSDS and join your colleagues online October 6–8. Register now!