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  • 1.  Women in AI

    Posted Wed February 05, 2020 04:34 PM
    I am looking to connect with women who are working in the AI field - I am a business strategist so connect AI areas to improve areas of the business. I would like to start a movement to get more women involved and even girls  in training areas. Please reach out if you share the same interest. Thanks

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    Donna Bailey
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  • 2.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Wed February 05, 2020 06:35 PM
    Hi Donna! Welcome to our group! Dont worry, most probably you will have a lot of opportunities to connect with AI women not only as team members but as AI Leaders. 

    Here at IBM we have a lot of AI women at Leaderships positions. Please take a look:

    https://www.ibm.com/watson/women-leaders-in-ai

    I hope you enjoy it. 

    Regards,
    Marcelo Silva

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    Marcelo Silva
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  • 3.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Fri February 07, 2020 12:12 AM
    Would love to do same

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    Latifa Yusuf
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  • 4.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Fri February 07, 2020 10:09 AM
    Hi Donna, 

    That's a great idea! I'm interested in the same.

    Sandra Mabena

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    Sandra Mabena Team Lead - Senior IT Specialist
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  • 5.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon February 10, 2020 09:49 AM
    Hi,Donna.
    It's very nice idea, I'm interested in the same.



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    shaimaa said
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  • 6.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Tue February 11, 2020 03:04 PM
    Hi Donna,

    That sounds great! There are lots of patches of community out there, but it would be great if we could develop a way to connect here as well! @Christina Howell, is there a smart way to develop a space for this community?


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    Lauren Thomas
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  • 7.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Wed February 12, 2020 06:14 AM
    Good Lauren Thomas





  • 8.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Thu February 13, 2020 01:33 PM
    Love this idea, everyone. There are a couple of different avenues that we can use within community to self-organize. What are the features of a separate space that you would like to take advantage of? What are some of the activities you'd like to coordinate in the community? One way in which we organize separate 'groups' and give them their own place to play, is by utilizing the User Groups feature on our platform. 

    Here's some information on User Groups (also sometimes referred to as Local Groups).  

    Since User Groups typically refer to a set of product users geolocated in specific regions, making in-person meetups and events possible, we could re-envision this as a potential space on community that suits a sub-group such as Women in AI.


    Local groups have their own pages, where they can conduct discussions, post blogs and events, and other resources related to their topic area (example below). 



    Another option that @Kaila Timmons can give us some insight on is starting up a sub-group within the AI Learning group. 

    Do you have any feedback on this or other ways we can help get you organized into a sub-group? @Will Machin
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    Christina Howell
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  • 9.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Fri February 14, 2020 12:05 PM
    Hi everybody,

    Now we have a Strong Sponsor, ladies,

    Gals, do you vote for a subgroup on AI group or a separate group? Please what is your stand on this?

    I can be the moderator Cristina.

    Yours sincerely,
    Marcelo





  • 10.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Tue February 25, 2020 04:02 PM
    I Like the subgroup idea - can we make it AI Women Bay Area IBM Business Analytics user group - the whole point was to reach out to connect women working in AI . Men can join and participate but the objective is to support women - even educate those interested .

    Donna

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    Donna Bailey
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  • 11.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon February 17, 2020 01:08 PM
    These are great options! Maybe we should poll for the best option. @Donna Bailey, what do you think?


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    Lauren Thomas
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  • 12.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Tue February 25, 2020 03:50 PM
    Hi All - I was offline the school winter break - I would like to start a Women in AI group in the Bay Area to collectively gather women working in AI or interested in working with Artificial Intelligence . My thought is to do a virtual forum as well to exchange ideas, maybe launch a training , network etc. Men are welcome but the objective to support the growth and enablement of women in AI.

    Thoughts???

    Donna

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    Donna Bailey
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  • 13.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Fri February 28, 2020 12:50 PM
    Hi Donna,

    Nice idea, would like to learn and work.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Kavita

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    Kavita Jagadal Jagadal
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  • 14.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 02:26 PM
    Hi Lauren,

    I think its not clear until now whether Dona would like to connect with girls personally on her area in SF or whether she's seeking to connect on-line with gals around the world or both.

    Maybe the first option wont be easy to be achieved here, but with the intention is to create a virtual IBM community oin this portal I think its a good start.

    And happy womans day haha

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    Marcelo Silva
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  • 15.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 02:32 PM
    I am up for connecting online with Women around the world and physically with women (not girls) in the Bay area .@ Marcela Silva and @Lauren Thomas 

    Please let me and others know how we set up an online sub group

    Thanks
    Donna​

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    Donna Bailey
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  • 16.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 02:55 PM
    Hello,

    Thank you Donna! Now your goal is clearer for all of us

    I said girls because you yourself mentioned it in your first post "even girls". And girls are the future women. The sonner they start coding the better for them. So why exclude them. Question to reflect!

    Now if the group takes shape I have a name for it; since Donna (your name) means Woman in Italian, the group's name could be IBMs Donnas. Who is for it !? I am haha

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    Marcelo Silva
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  • 17.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Thu March 12, 2020 09:28 AM
    Hi Donna, I am an IBMer based in Switzerland. Not really at an "ocean bay", but close to wonderful lake Zurich (hope that "qualifiies" me for collaborating in some way, smile...
    I would like to participate remotely in your group, if that makes sense!
    My specialities are "Trust and transparency in AI" / Governance in AI. By background I am an Enterprise Design Thinking and Agile Facilitator. My last project was on implementing cultural change which is also a prerequisite to implementing AI strategies successfully in enterprises. Currently I am working on concepts to promote our IBM policy lab to a broader audience.
    If these skills are of interest to you, please let me know! Best, Anna

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    Anna Wippel
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  • 18.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Fri March 13, 2020 09:53 PM
    Hello everybody and Anna,

    Great to know you and your skills. Of course its insteresting and welcome here. May I ask if your cultural change background has something to do with working on multicultural teams too? So challenging deal with changing.


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    Marcelo Silva
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  • 19.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 16, 2020 09:51 AM
    HI Anna:

    I think we are moving forward with a virtual global Women and AI online group (vs Bay Area - I am looking into an in person initiative with a few colleagues) - so welcome.

    A smaller group is planning to brainstorm and then kick things off soon.

    Welcome!

    Donna Bailey

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    Donna Bailey
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  • 20.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted 19 days ago
    I think this is a great idea, i am in Atlanta and would love to take part. Please give me the latest information about this group. Also, i am available to offer any voluntary support if you need any. Feel free to reach me

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    Bawelile Gule
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  • 21.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Wed February 12, 2020 11:00 AM
    Hi Donna,
    Great initiative, would like to learn more.

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    Nadra Rafee
    IBM
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  • 22.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Wed February 12, 2020 01:06 PM
    Hi Donna and all ladies who have posted on this topic. Please get in touch with Maria through the link below. I am sure she will help us:

    https://community.ibm.com/community/user/watsonstudio/network/members/profile?UserKey=a55b6da3-0ad8-4086-b86b-f5cb21b5b731

    Thanks,

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    Marcelo Silva
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  • 23.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Thu February 13, 2020 10:26 AM
    Great idea Donna

    I have been preaching and practicing AI for the last 6 years of my IBM tenure. Would love to connect with other women who are interested in AI.

    Thank you

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    SHEETAL RISHI
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  • 24.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Fri February 14, 2020 10:46 AM
    Ladies, I sent to all a request to connect, let's build this together , Just saw some great ideas !

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    Maria Augusta Bastos Torres
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  • 25.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon February 17, 2020 02:04 PM
    Great Maria!





  • 26.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 08:38 PM
    Hi Maria,

    Could you share with us some of these ideas. We are all eager to know about it!

    Thanks

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    Marcelo Silva
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  • 27.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Fri March 06, 2020 08:39 AM
    Hi Donna, I just start in the field, and it is interesting that you propose. I would like to be part of it

    Thanks in advance

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    Pilar Andrea Pinto Chaparro
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  • 28.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 01:05 PM
    Thanks Andrea - I would like to get a subgroup started and then have a discussion but initial folks who responded have not replied again- where are you located ?  I am in San Francisco at Wells Fargo - 

    Donna

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    Donna Bailey
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  • 29.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 04:53 PM
    Hi Donna, I am based in Dallas, TX. I'm happy to support, but would not have much to contribute to SFO area activities.

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    Lauren Thomas
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  • 30.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 05:13 PM
    Edited by Christina Howell Mon March 09, 2020 05:39 PM

    Hi @Donna Bailey, so glad this is picking up momentum. I would love to schedule a call with you and any others to put a plan in place. 


    My inclination ​is to create a sub-group in the community to build up membership and engagement and plan/execute digital activities, while allowing local leaders such as yourself to organize in-person events for area members. The goal is that all activities could be shared in the group, allowing for further virtual engagement and discussion with all members. 

    I'd like to invite our community expert on user groups to help lead the discussion, as well as some of our community leaders who have experience running similar programs. Anyone else on the thread want to be added to an initial call to brainstorm?


    @Kaila Timmons, @Allison Able, will connect with you on availability and get an invite out!

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    Christina Howell
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  • 31.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 05:34 PM
    thanks @Christina Howelllook forward to connecting with all of you!​

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    Donna Bailey
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  • 32.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 08:46 PM
    Great Donna! Howell's proposal of brainstorming by phone could be the starting point of both virtual and in-person meetings.

    We are on the right path, hopefully.

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    Marcelo Silva
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  • 33.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 05:35 PM
    Great Christina!! 





  • 34.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Mon March 09, 2020 09:10 AM
    Hi Donna

    that's  a great idea! I'm interested ,and wish to be a part of it .
    thank you .

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    salma EL Boujnani
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  • 35.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Tue March 17, 2020 09:49 AM

    Hi Donna,
    Thank you for this initiative ..

    I'm new to the AI world and keen to learn it and aspire become an expert leader :0) Recently, I've started the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate Course, and would love to connect with you and women who are interested in AI.

    Best regards,

    Sundes Alathram

    Benghazi - Libya



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    Sundes Alathram
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  • 36.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Tue April 14, 2020 08:38 PM
    Hi everybody, 

    It was great connecting with @Donna Bailey, @Lauren Thomas, and @Kaila Timmons​​​ to brainstorm this idea for a community Women in AI group! I know we've made some connections to other folks doing some really cool work in this area. I wanted to bring to your attention a larger Women in Data Science initiative that you all may be interested in checking out while we get our group and strategy in place!


    Some of the members of our community have done a lot of work to support this effort, and can perhaps loop you into some opportunities to participate: @Trisha Mahoney, @Susan Malaika, @Kinga Szekessy Parrott, and @Rosie Pongracz. Thanks for sharing any information about WiDS that you can. 

    I also came across an article from @MAUREEN MCELANEY, who recently hosted a virtual meetup for Womxn in Machine Learning and Data Science. There may be some nice connection opportunities there as well; click here to read Maureen's article on Medium. 

    How have your conversations been going? Look forward to connecting again shortly. 



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    Christina Howell
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  • 37.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Wed April 22, 2020 09:10 AM
    @Christina Howell @Donna Bailey The is so exciting! Love the momentum, and thank you for bringing it up.​

    ​ I currently belong to a group of current and aspiring women in AI from different backgrounds. We've got a mix of amazing women entrepreneurs and folks from different functions: Product, UX, engineering, sales, medicine, etc. and we meet virtually every weekend to review AI learning and career topics with an aim to help each other build and grow. 


    I'd love to discuss ways we can collaborate on our efforts :)

    For any women who'd like to get added to the meetings, online resource docs and mailing list, please sign up at https://forms.gle/S2tn5UvwsR2bXpNBA



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    HEENA PUROHIT
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  • 38.  RE: Women in AI

    Posted Wed April 15, 2020 03:38 PM
    Hi Donna, thank you so much for creating this post! I'm certainly interested in connecting with women in AI. I am currently training on Cloud Pak for Data, looking to network and further expand my skills. I look forward to connecting.

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    Rawan AlAghbar
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  • 39.  RE: Women in AI