Our Mission

The mission of Women in Analytics is to provide visibility to the women making an impact in the analytics space and provide a platform for them to lead the conversations around the advancements of analytical research, development, and application.

Our Story

WIA was founded in 2016 with the goal of supporting women in the analytics space and has grown into a global community focused on bringing visibility to women in the field while delivering top-notch analytics content.

The inaugural conference was hosted in Columbus, OH and hosted an audience of 150 individuals. Topics ranged from the skills necessary to successfully contribute and lead to the necessity of technical experience, the power of multiple perspectives, and the significance of research and discovery to conversations around understanding where women currently thrive, where they are underrepresented and how we can support an increase in diversity while generating awareness and support.


In addition to sharing our mission with a larger audience, we have successfully provided over fifty women with opportunities to share their analytics knowledge, sponsored sixty students and fly-ins to attend one of our conferences free of charge, and donated our conference proceeds to a number of incredible organizations.

3 Sold-Out Conferences

100 Speakers

1300 Attendees

60 Scholarship Attendees

What did our Speakers have to say about their experiences at the Women in Analytics Conference
"It broadened my scope - having been used to speaking about R and the ecosystem around it,
I now had to speak about analytics in general, not just about my area of expertise. I was pushed to think at a higher level about the goals and challenges of analytics, and not just about the implementation of analytics in my chosen language.
I enjoyed the change in scope, and benefited from the opportunity to think, and speak, about a bigger picture."
Speaker, 2019 WIA Conference
"speaking at the conference and being told by attendees that they enjoyed my talk helped me find my voice and
feel confident that I have ideas to share in this space."
Speaker, 2019 WIA Conference
"The prep for this conference forced me to think about why others might care about my topic and create a talk that would have broad appeal. That ideas carries forward into my day-to-day work as I encourage my team to make their communications understandable and relevant to their intended audience."
Speaker, 2018 WIA Conference


WIA has a growing community of over 8000 individuals, who participate via the conference, our membership platform, our online community, and a number of other events including workshops, partnerships, and local events. We are enthusiastic about our continued growth, both as a conference and as a community.


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