News on “Women in Statistics”

March 8th, 2021- Women in Data Science (WiDS) Worldwide Initiative

Join a Women in Data Science (WiDS) Regional Event Around the World to be held on March 8th, 2021:

Recommendation for Croatia: WiDS Central & Eastern Europe, March 8th, 2021, Budapest, Hungary, March 8th, 2021.

Join us on March 8, 2021, for the 24-hour virtual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Worldwide conference.  We’ll follow the sun around the world, bringing you speakers from around the world on International Women’s Day.

All are welcome! Early bird registration ends on February 19th.



Florence Nightingale – Nightingale (12 May 1820-13 August 1910) was a British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers. In 1860, Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. It was the first secular nursing school in the world and is now part of King’s College London. In her lifetime, Nightingale published work concerned with spreading medical knowledge. She was a pioneer in the development of statistical graphics to visually represent data and developed diagrams called coxcombs and used them to illustrate the various causes of death during the Crimean War.

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Zagreb in 2020:

Women in Data Science Croatia in Zagreb 2020:  WiDS 2020 Zagreb, 04-05 March 2020: 
(About Women in data Science (Stanford University):

PHOTO – CSA Members at the 3rd WiDS, 5 March 2020, Zagreb
Livestream: WiDS Zagreb 2020 konferencija (Women in Data Science at Stanford)

Research, Analysis, Quizes, Media, Scientific Articles

The researcher journey through a gender lens (Research, Elsevier), March 2020

The researcher journey through a gender lens /Research, Elsevier), March 2020The ‘gender-equality paradox’ in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields – BBC Newsnight

-How Did Tech Become So Male-Dominated?

-The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM

-Why Are There So Few Women in Computer Science?

-The real reason there aren’t more female scientists

-Is there systematic wage discrimination against women?

-The Age of Female Dominance, Brought to You by Robots;

-ISI WSC 2019, 18-22Aug. 2019, in Kuala Lumpur: WOMEN in statistics and data science – leading vital developments. ISI WSC 2019 is pleased to announce for the FIRST TIME at this year’s statistics congress, 5 top Associations’ presidents will be presenting papers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

-FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT, MARCH 2019, 56, NO. 1: Christine Lagarde (managing director of the IMF): A Global Imperative: Empowering women is critical for the world’s economy and people

– AMSTAT NEWS Celebrating Women in Statistics (01.03.2019)

-QUIZ: Test your knowledge on the life of women and men

-Eurostat (CBS): The life of women and men in Europe – A statistical portrait

-Harvard Business Review & HBS Working Knowledge
—-Gender-Diverse Companies Thrive Only Where Diversity is Embraced

—- Research:  Are Women Better at Leading Diverse Countries than Men
—- Researchers Prove C-Suite Gender Gap—but Can’t Explain It

—- Gender and Competition: What Companies Need to Know
—- Simple Ways to Take Gender Bias Out of Your Job Ads
—- Women Receive Harsher Punishment at Work Than Men
—- Why Employers Favor Men
—- Which Types of Companies are Adding Women to Their Boards, and Which Aren’t
—- Research: When Boards Broaden Their Definition of Diversity, Women and People of Color Lose Out
—- How Women of Color Get to Senior Management

NatureScience / NatureBriefing:
—-Unconscious bias limits women’s careers (28.03.2019.)

—-Report PDF: (33 gages) 

UN Women – Commission on the Status of Women – CSW
UN CSW News  

ctivities from the World organizations for women in statistics

–2020 – CWS: November 18th Lunch & Learn: Special Keynote Speaker, Dr. Noel-Ann Bradshaw on Florence Nightingale – Recording – Caucus for Women in Statistics 

–2019 – International Statistical Institute Committee on Women in Statistics (CW-ISI)

–2019 – RSS SIG: Women in data science and statistics: We are delighted to announce the formation of the Royal Statistical Society’s (UK), newest special interest group  (SIG): “Women in data science and statistics. It was launched on 8th March 2019, International Women’s Day at an event focusing on Women in Statistics: past, present and future. (08.03.2019.)
–2018Caucus on Women in Statistics (CWS) activities (
          — Florence Nightingale: “Statistics is the most important science in the whole world: for upon it depends the practical application of every other science and of every art: the one science essential to all political and social administration, all education, all organization based on experience, for it only gives results of our experience.” Watch this performance of a biographical tribute song to learn more about Florence Nightingale. Written and performed by Professor Dr. L. Lesser, Dept. of Math. Sci., Univ. of Texas,  El Paso, USA.
          — Women in Leadership:
          — Caucus on Women in Statistics (CWS) has announced Amanda L. GolbeckStatistics Association Presidents Establish the Elizabeth L. Scott & F.N. David Lectureships (PDF)


Women in Data Science (WiDS) Regional ONLINE Event: WiDS Central & Eastern Europe, March 8th, 2021, Budapest, Hungary, March 8th, 2021.

WORLD STATISTICS CONGRESS: The next WSC will be virtual from The Hague from 11–16 July 2021.

Women in Data Science Croatia in Zagreb 2020:  WiDS 2020 Zagreb, 04-05 March 2020:
Livestream: WiDS Zagreb 2020 konferencija (Women in Data Science at Stanford)

WSDS – ASA Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference on October 1–3, 2020, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

Women in Data Science Conference Croatia Osijek, March 8, 2019.

(This 2nd WiDS Conference in Croatia is related to: The 2nd Annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Datathon Conference,  March 4, 2019 – WiDS  held at Stanford University, at 150+ regional events hosted by WiDS Ambassadors, and available via livestream. Website: SPEAKERS at the WiDS Croatia, who have been members of Croatian Statistical Association, were: Professor Mirta Benšić, PhD and Professor Marijana Zekić Sušac, PhD Link:
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Women in Data Science (WiDS) ConferenceMarch 4, 2019 – WiDS will be held at Stanford University, USA, at 150+ regional events hosted by WiDS Ambassadors, and available via livestream. The 2019 program will include array of topics ranging from data ethics and privacy to cybersecurity to data visualization, and more. 

Women in Statistics and Data Science (WSDS 2019), Bellevue, Washington, USA, October 3–5, 2019, organized by American Statistical Association 

-Women in Data Science and Mathematics (WiSDM) 2019, Jul 29 – Aug 2, 2019 – WiSDM 2019 is a research collaboration workshop targeted toward women working in data science and mathematics. This program will bring together women at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to senior researchers, to collaborate on problems in data science).  The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERIM);  Providence, RI 02912, USA). 


**Pološki Vokić N., Obadić A., Sinčić Ćorić D. (2019). Gender Equality in the Workplace, Palgrave Pivot, Cham. 
**Amanda L. Golbeck (2017). Equivalence: Elizabeth L. Scott at Berkeley – CRC Press Book
**Amanda L. Golbeck, Ingram Olkin, Yulia R. Gel (Eds.) (2015) Leadership and Women in Statistics – CRC Press Book

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