Toward this goal, we create opportunities for women to engage in substantive technical and professional conversations in a positive, supportive environment (e.g. our flagship workshop, informal meet-ups, and mentoring program). We also work to increase awareness and appreciation of the achievements of women in machine learning (e.g. award nominations, invited speaker recommendations). 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.
The WiML executive board was established in 2009. The goals of the board are to:
- Facilitate activities with a longer life-span than that of 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 that are related to the women-in-machine-learning peer group, but not necessarily related to the workshop