Celebrating the International Women Day, ArabWIC-Yemen chapter in collaboration with IEEE-Yemen subsection held Women in Data Science event in Sana’a, Yemen (WiDS Sana’a) on March 8th, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Yemen Center for Information Technology in Higher Education, Algiers St.- the intersection of Amman Street, Sana’a, Yemen.

WiDS features outstanding women doing outstanding work as an independent event to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. https://www.widsconference.org/. This event is sponsored by TeleYemen, Yemen Center of Information Technology in Higher Education, and the National Microfinance Foundation.

The event have included multiple keynotes and technical talks presented by Yemeni women researchers in data science. The event had a good participation from the minister of higher education of Yemen, besides professors from Yemeni universities in Sana’a, and many attendees from both genders.

*The event is organized under a limited license from Stanford University to use its WiDS logos and marks, and Stanford University is not responsible for the event or any content and/or materials.

In this event, a good introduction to IEEE has been presented by Dr. Mohsen, the Secretary of IEEE Yemen subsection ExCom. He has shown the importance and benefits of IEEE membership. Also, ten women of IEEE volunteers have participated and led the organization commitee of the event.