Women in Machine Learning

The mission of Women in Machine Learning is to enhance the experience of women in machine learning, and thereby...

  • Increase the number of women in machine learning
  • Help women in machine learning succeed professionally
  • Increase the impact of women in machine learning in the community

Toward this goal, we create opportunities for women to engage in substantive technical and professional conversations in a positive, supportive environment (e.g. annual workshop, small events, mentoring program). We also work to increase awareness and appreciation of the achievements of women in machine learning (e.g. directory and profiles of women in machine learning). Our programs help women build their technical confidence and their voice, and our publicity efforts help ensure that women in machine learning and their achievements are known in the community.

Our flagship event is the annual Women in Machine Learning (WiML) Workshop, typically co-located with NeurIPS. We also organize an “un-workshop” at ICML, as well as small events at other machine learning conferences such as CoRL, COLT, etc. Looking for local meetups? Check out WiMLDS (website, Twitter), another organization that supports women in machine learning by organizing local meetups.

The WiML Board of Directors was established in 2009. The goals of the board are to:

Facilitate activities with a longer lifespan than a single year, such as multi-year grants for funding Ensure the continuity of the workshop across years and the management of the growing knowledge base Organize existing activities such as a mentorship network Initiate additional activities related to the women in machine learning community, but not necessarily related to the workshop

WiML is proud to support and promote all women in machine learning, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or politics. Read statements from the WiML Board of Directors on inclusivity here.