Affinity Events
Tatjana Chavdarova, Sarah Tan, Jessica Kohlschmidt

WiML and the Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) are excited to announce a joint event at AISTATS 2021. The event has two components: community-driven mentoring, and a panel. The event will be held on the Icebreaker.video platform on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12.30pm – 2pm PT.

WiML Homepage
Caucus for Women in Statistics Homepage

Joining Instructions



How to join: Join the Icebreaker event Event limited to 200 participants. You’ll be asked to sign in to Google, and give Icebreaker permission to access your camera and microphone. Google Chrome browser recommended.

Participant instructions: Whether you will participate as a mentor or mentee, we suggest preparing one or two lines to describe your work and research, as well as any other topics you may want to discuss. During the panel, you can type questions for the panelists in Icebreaker chat, so bring any questions on reviewing and publishing! See below for more information on Icebreaker.

Questions? Email workshop@wimlworkshop.org or cws@cwstat.org. Note that this is a separate event from the AISTATS mentoring sessions. By joining the event, you agree to abide by the AISTATS Code of Conduct and WiML Code of Conduct.

Sanmi Koyejo

The session will introduce the AISTATS community to the Black in AI organization, including a discussion of ways to get involved, avenues for receiving and providing mentorship, and suggestions for getting started in research or applied artificial intelligence. This will be followed by a mentoring session, discussing pathways for graduate school, and tips for careers in both academia and industry.

Join us at Gathertown

Wendy Lou

Round Table Discussion: Journeys in AI, ML and Stats: the female perspective
Caucus for Women in Statistics

Tuesday April 13, 12:30pm PT

Description: We will start with a brief introduction of Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) but focus on discussing our journeys with the hills and valleys: the positives and the challenges of being a women in these fields. We will discuss working across cultures in the fields, including leadership opportunities and the glass ceilings. Our focus will be on the experience as our individual paths (AI, ML, Stat) converge in the realm of Data Science. The theme will be where we were, where we are and where we think we are going. Everybody is invited to join in this discussion and share your experiences and your journey.

Please join us -

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 850 8376 9420
Passcode: 474344

Gathertown Link