August 15, 2022

Second Women in KDD Workshop at SIGKDD 2022

Towards Gender Equity in Tech

Location: Washington, DC at SIGKDD 2022

The Second Women in KDD Workshop is a day-long event co-located with ACM SIGKDD 2022. This day-long workshop will focus on both the challenges and opportunities for women (female-identifying and non-binary) and their allies as we work towards more gender equity, diversity and inclusion in both academia and industry. Keynote speakers will highlight the extraordinary work being done in this space and also the need to think big in order to drive systemic change. Panel discussions will focus on career journeys and what it takes to succeed in the various career paths that are open to academics, engineers and entrepreneurs alike. The Women’s Lunch and wiML-hosted mentoring session will provide an opportunity to network and be inspired by the community. The workshop is held again this year in association with WiML.

Please join us!

Schedule (Monday, August 15, 2022)

 Thank you to our sponsors: LinkedInCitadel, and  Their generous contributions make KDD and this workshop possible.

9-9:20amWelcome to the WorkshopJudith Spitz, Founder and Executive Director, Break Through Tech.
Dawn Woodard, Distinguished Scientist, LinkedIn.
9:20-10:20amKeynote 1Brandeis Marshall, Founder and CEO, DataedX Group.
10:20-10:40amCoffee Break
10:40-11:40amKeynote 2Rukmini Iyer, Corporate Vice President, Bing Ads, Microsoft.
11:40-1:10pmWomen’s Networking
Power Lunch
Welcome by

Keynote Speaker: Kristen Titus, former Chief Technology & Innovation Officer of New York, founding executive director of the Cognizant Foundation, NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, and Girls Who Code.
Career Journey Storytelling
The career and life panel brings together a diverse group of women scientists and leaders to learn more about their career journey.

Moderator: Sameena Shah, Managing Director, AI Research, JP Morgan Chase & Co

Linda Avery, Chief AI and Data Analytics Officer, Verizon.
Laura Garbrysiak, Senior Manager Data Science, Visa and Founder of R-Ladies Miami.
Naila Murray, Research Engineering Manager, AI at Facebook.
Jennifer Neville, Senior Principal Research Manager, Microsoft Research Redmond.
2:10-2:30pmCoffee Break
Understanding and Navigating Different Career Roles
Moderator: Kimberly Churches, President of The Washington Center, former CEO of the American Association of University Women

Sally Goldman, Research Scientist at Google.
Brandeis Marshall, Founder and CEO, DataedX Group.
Meghna Sinha, Vice President, AI/DS, Verizon.
3:30-5:00pmWiML Mentorship SessionModerator: Nezihe Merve Gürel, Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich, Vice President, Women in Machine Learning (WiML).

You can find the details on roundtable mentors and topics here. You can share your resume with WiML and its partners here..
All times EDT

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Link to the First Women in KDD Workshop (which was held at SIGKDD 2021).