We Made Herstory - Women in Machine Learning Conference
“The Women in Machine Learning conference is the best conference I’ve ever attended. It’s a holistic conference that covers virtually all aspects of one’s personal development and career. Asides it being a tech conference, we also had sessions on positive thinking, building powerful personal brands and we had hands on training with top Google engineers. I’m so grateful for this opportunity. It has changed the trajectory of my career in ML” –Temilade Adelakun
We made history (herstory) by bringing the first Women in Machine Learning Conference to Africa! Yielding Accomplished African Women created this 2.5 day pioneering and unique conference to empower the next generation of women in ML and help close the gap in gender-based inequalities in machine learning.
Here are few quick facts that convey the grandeur of this event:
- Women hailed from Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and Ghana - #WIML trended on Twitter in Ghana 2 days in a row! - 100 young African women onboarded unto Google Cloud Platform through pre-conference training (17 hours)
- Holistic curriculum that included Qwiklabs, AutoML, Tensorflow, ML Fairness, Human centered approach to AI/ML, branding, mindfulness, and an #Iamremarkable session
If you want to read through a first-hand perspective, please see this Medium article written by Eniola Ladipo. This conference has truly empowered 100 African women on their journey to build tools that will shape the future. Keep an eye out for the blog posts from the fellows who attended!