Dutch Digital Women’s Roundtable

On Monday 18 March 2019, ADS co-hosted the Dutch Digital Women's Roundtable, together with NWO, VHTO, Elsevier and Qualogy. The aim of the event was to develop recommendations to improve the female talent pipeline in data science and AI ahead of the European Gender Summit 2019 in the Netherlands.

The event was chaired by Lejla Batina, professor of Digital Security, Radboud University. Experts from across the Netherlands were invited to participate in five roundtable discussions, each led by an organizer:

Astrid Zuurbier, Coordinator Diversity in Science, NWO
Connecting Science & Society: Inclusion through AI

Lynda Hardman, Manager Research & Strategy at CWI, professor of Multimedia Discourse Interaction, Utrecht University & Director of Amsterdam Data Science
Count us in! Beating the Bias in Digital Society

Ana Maldonado, Head of Data Strategy & Corporate Solutions, Qualogy
Diversify Digital! Hiring and Retaining Women in Academia and Industry

Cocky Booij, Director, VHTO (National Bureau for girls and women in technology)
So Many Courses, so Few Girls: Encouraging girls to study tech

Iris Kisjes, Senior External Relations Manager, Elsevier
Designing for Values:  Responsibly combining artificial and human intelligence for open and diverse science

Results of discussions will be carried forward to form actions and recommendations for the Dutch Government and the European Gender Summit.

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