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The Data Scientista Society is an educational 501c3 created to retain women in data science, a field at the intersection of mathematics, computer science, and business analysis, in which women are underrepresented. Women working in any adjacent fields or simply enthusiastic about data are welcome. 


We believe that creating relationships is how we will acheive our mission and vision. Small, theme-based groups facilitate these relationships. If you don't see a chapter right for you (especially one at your geo-location), start one!

Classmates in the Library

"When we exclude half of humanity from the production of knowledge we lose out on potentially transformative insights.”


The mission of the Data Scientista Society is to educate women pursuing careers related to data science in techniques and competencies needed for career advancement and achieving leadership positions in the field.

Modus Operandi

The modus operandi of the Data Scientista Society is to build relationships among co-located women enthusiastic about data, a.k.a data scientistas, while also practicing mutual supportiveness towards competency, success, and leadership.


Our vision is to create a world full of data of the women, by the women, and for the women.


The kickoff for what is now the Data Scientista Society was held in Cary, North Carolina on May 23, 2016. For the first 7 years, the group leveraged the Meetup platform to organize its meetings. The Internal Revenue Service granted the organization its status as a 501c3 organization on November 25, 2019.

As of August 1, 2021, the Society has held over 80 events, including speaker events, book discussions, socials, project reviews, case studies, and other meeting formats. 

Gender, Et Cetera

We welcome everyone and anyone of any gender spectrum. However, we reserve the assumption that any participant is a she/her while with us, wants to be called a she/her while with us, and that she needs to nourish her she/her side (since we offer that nourishment). Also, we are take-space-make-space organization, meaning that we want any one to share, but also space must be made to allow others to share, too.

We are very greatful to allies who can help us with the logistics of meeting: we are always looking for free, secure, accessible, technology-laden environments, or couches, with plenty of parking, for meeting spaces.


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