SOLVING THE ALGORITHM
WOMEN IN MACHINE LEARNING CONFERENCE
The Solving the Algorithm: Women in Machine Learning Conference was created to make a tangible impact on this pressing issue. This program equips African women with the skills and access to job opportunities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
66% of sub-saharan African women work in informal labor markets. Many of these jobs may be lost in the future due to automation.
Women make up only 22% of AI professionals globally
Artificial intelligence technologies could increase global GDP by $15.7 trillion by 2030
With the power of technology and their own creativity and passion we can empower African women to build tools that change the world.
WOMEN IN MACHINE LEARNING: SOLVING THE ALGORITHM
Equipping African Women With Skills for the Future
Comprehend the diverse set of career paths in AI
Gain insight into a human centered approach to building AI tools
Comprehend key concepts behind artificial intelligence
Develop predictive modeling capabilities with automated machine learning
Develop key components of professional development (presentation, communication and leadership)
Participants enjoyed a 2.5 day immersive experience with:
Machine learning tutorials
Networking with Google employees
Community building exercises with other women in tech
Professional development training
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. Aside from it being a tech conference, there were sessions on positive thinking, building powerful personal brands and hands on Machine Learning workshops with top Google engineers. I'm so grateful for this opportunity. It has changed the trajectory of my career in ML
Grace Appiah Behome
To me, YaaW means going above and beyond the ordinary. Through YaaW, I have been taught what it means to be an exceptional talent. I have learned that irrespective of what background I am from or the obstacles I have encountered, I can achieve my goals. I have been inspired to impact other women and make a difference in people's lives.
This is by far the most rewarding, informative and impactful conference I have been to. I am sincerely grateful for the given opportunity to be a part of this life changing experience; the move to giving young African girls in tech hope and a platform to broaden their horizon. Thank you for all the free resources, the great networking opportunity and the fun activites. You guys do a great job!!