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R-Ladies: Building, Growing, and Sustaining a Community (310003)*Shel Kariuki, Data Analytics Consultant
*Mouna Belaid, Prime Analytics
*Athanasia Mowinckel, Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition
*Yanina Bellini Saibene, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
*Katherine Simeon, Northeastern University
Keywords: rladies, r, diversity, community
The mission of R-Ladies is to achieve proportionate representation of minority genders (including but not limited to cis/trans women, trans men, non-binary, genderqueer, agender) by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people of genders currently underrepresented in the R community. Over the last nine years, R-Ladies has grown from a single meetup to a major global organization with 206 chapters in 58 countries and 93,000 members.. Building, growing, and sustaining this community takes significant and coordinated volunteer contributions from many real humans. This panel will feature globally distributed members of the R-Ladies Global team as well as chapter organizers. The panel will discuss the various R-Ladies initiatives that are currently active or in planning stages, reflect on lessons learned and challenges faced, as well as share success stories.