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 any member of staff above. 

Relevant external events for 2021

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.



Hire STEM Women - Virtual technology careers Fair - 4 October 2021

STEMJoin Hire STEM Women at the largest Virtual Technology Event in partnership with industry-leading employers. This is a hiring event, a perfect chance to talk to employers online about your technology skills & knowledge, and showcase your potential!  Get support from Hire STEM Women team ahead of the event to discuss how to best market yourself to these fantastic firms!   It is a fantastic event to network with employers like GSK, Goldman Sachs & Vodafone, and be given the opportunity to get fast tracked to various schemes. There is also a chance to win ASOS vouchers. 

Eligibility - open to anyone interested in technology-related careers and can demonstrate a passion for the industry! Students in their first, second, and final year as well as recent graduates can apply to attend! 

How can I apply? 

  1. Click this link  https://hirestemwomenevents.onlinecareerevents.com/event/5318
  2. Click the button that says “REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE”
  3. Create your candidate profile
  4. Once you have created your candidate profile you will get a “pop up” box asking you to put your CV and contact number and select “request to participate”

    Step 4 is important as only then we will be able to see your submission – please WhatsApp or text us if you have any problems on 07561 382 701 or email us at hq@hirestemwomen.co.uk

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!