The RSS formally launched its new Special Interest Group for Women in Data Science and Statistics last Friday on International Women's Day (8 March 2019).
The group aims to bring together women studying and working in the field of statistics and data science. It will strive to support and increase visibility of women, as well as advocate for opportunities in this field.
Chaired by Sofia Olhede, professor at UCL's Department of Statistical Science, the committee also includes renowned statistician Christl Donnelly as its RSS Council representative. For more details about the group, visit its web page.
The group's launch event, titled Women in Statistics: Past Present and Future, featured a lecture from RSS president Deborah Ashby. She was joined by Linda Wijlaars of UCL, Susan Lovick of Phastar, Lauren Rodgers of the University of Exeter and the Women in Mathematics Committee and Maria Skoularidou of the University of Cambridge, who is secretary of the new Women in Statistics and Data Science Special Interest Group.