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TMLS Women in Data Science Celebration

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



Toronto Machine Learning Society (TMLS)


We’re excited to announce our second annual Women in Data Science Celebration as part of the 3rd annual Toronto Machine Learning Summit!

We all know that networking is important, but it can often feel stressful and awkward to initiate a conversation.

This year, we’re doing something different.

We want to reduce the stress of networking and facilitate authentic conversations through a more structured approach to networking.

Join us on Thursday, from 6-9 pm for an evening of structured networking. We’ll have inspirational women available for real conversations about working in data science and AI.

When you arrive at the event, you’ll have a chance to sign up for appointments to speak with these women in small groups.

We’d love to connect you with women who can share their experiences to help you with your current goals as well as your future aspirations. We’ll have women spanning different levels of experience and with different backgrounds:

Just getting started?

– Meet women working in data science roles with 1-2 and 3-5 years of experience, who can share how they got their first job and what to look for in new opportunities.

Been working in the field for a while?

– Meet women in senior roles, including individual contributors, managers, and directors, so you can learn about what career progression looks like in data science.

Looking to lead big teams, or start something new?

– Meet executives and founders we’ll also have present!

The appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you arrive early!

We’ll have some fantastic female mentors including:

  • Co-Founder & COO, Knowtions
  • President, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Senior Data Scientist, Nudge.ai
  • Data Scientist, Bell Canada
  • Data Scientist, #paid
  • Machine Learning Engineer, Dessa
  • Senior Data Scientist, Delphia
  • Chief Data Officer, Hudsons Bay Company
  • Director of Engineering & Machine Learning,Village Technologies
  • Senior Data Scientist, Wattpad
  • Co-founder, Odaia.ai

In addition to structured networking, we’ll have general networking and opportunities to speak with female-led startups. We’ll provide some common topics to help start conversations and have colour-coded name-tags to make it easy to find individuals with different levels of experience.

Event Structure

6:00-6:45 pm: general networking and sign-ups open for appointments with the mentors

6:20-6:35 pm: opening remarks by the organizing committee

7:00-8:15 pm: structured networking session (for those who signed up)

6:00-9:00 pm: general networking in the main area, highlighting female-led startups

Drinks, and hors d’oeuvre included!

Look forward to you joining us!


November 21, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Carlu
44 Yonge street
toronto, ontario M5B 2H4 Canada
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