Women in Big Data Global


The Data

Building the Workforce of the Future

“There cannot be equity in society
without equity in data collection,
curation, and decisions.”

Women in Big Data Founders

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Global community, locally led

Internationally supported, community led The beauty of WiBD is the combination of global reach and local touch. Globally, we provide infrastructure, and we connect data professionals all over the globe. Locally, our chapter leaders curate events uniquely relevant to women in their region, and connect job seekers outside the urban center with opportunities.

The combination of global infrastructure and grassroots-led chapter distinguishes WiBD from other women’s tech advocacy organizations. Our outreach brings in women who in the past had only heard of the option to work in data related fields to meaningful careers. We then follow them and provide support across their career lifecycle.

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Our Philosophies

Cultivate tangible opportunities for women.

Act as a catalyst for advancement with thought leadership promotion.

Unlock latent potential through accessible training.

Empower equity allies of any gender with inclusive
mentorship programing.

Bringing Careers for Women in Big Data to the Forefront

Bringing Careers for
Women in Big Data to the Forefront

Our goals


WiBD amplifies local leadership, promotes volunteering and active community engagement.


Through a global mentoring program and 50 chapters we continue to increase the community of women exponentially.


We connect partner organizations with a network of thousands of skilled candidates.


WiBD business professionals join forces with academia and collaborate on training through internships.

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Timeline and achievements

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    Selected achievements of women in data related fields.

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    How women in WiBD has grown exponentially.

  • 2015

    Katherine Johnson, is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her lifetime of work as a pioneering physicist, mathematician and space scientist. She and her colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson did the calculations that guided NASA’s 1962 Friendship 7 Mission.

    Women in Big Data Launch Women of color from major technology companies in the San Francisco (including Intel Corp, SAP, IBM, and Cloudera) convened to discuss the lack of women and diversity, in the growing field of data related fields and analytics.

    We formed a volunteer forum with the goal of inspiring, connecting, growing and championing the success of women in data-related fields.

  • 2016

    Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim receives the L’OréalUNESCO for Women in Science Awards for her remarkable contribution to the prevention and treatment of HIV and associated infections, greatly improving the quality of life of women in Africa.


    members worldwide



  • 2017

    Maria Teresa Ruiz is appointed Professor Astrophysics / Universidad de Chile, Chile Recognized for her contributions to the study of a variety of faint celestial objects hidden in the darkness of the universe. Her observations on brown dwarfs could answer the universal question of whether there is life on other planets.


    members worldwide

  • 2018

    Catherine Ngila, Acting Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences Recognized for introducing, developing and applying nanotechnology-based analytical methods to monitor water pollutants




    members worldwide

  • 2019

    Karen Uhlenbeck receives the Abel Prize for Mathematics for her fundamental work in geometric analysis and gauge theory, which has dramatically changed the mathematical landscape.



  • 2020

    Susana Arrechea, Ellawalla Kankanamge, Chao Mbogo, Samia Subrina, and Fathiah Zakham win the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. The winning scholars are being recognized for their diverse accomplishments in engineering, innovation & technology. The prize also acknowledges the scientists’ commitment to leading and mentoring young scientists, and to improving lives and livelihoods in their communities and regions

    Six years later, we are a rapidly and exponentially expanding 501c3 non-profit organization with more than 17,000+ members and 40+ chapters on six continents.

  • 2021

    Kyoko Nozaki receives the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Recognized for her pioneering creative contributions within the field of synthetic chemistry and the importance to industrial innovation.


    members worldwide