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International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science

Celebrate the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science (#IYWSDS) with us: watch various talks about Florence Nightingale, the IYWSDS, the ISI & the ISI WSC 2021

Charge of the Working Group

  • To promote and strengthen the representation of women in statistics and data science
  • To support the launch of the International Year of Women in Statistics and Data Science (IYWSDS) on 12 May 2020, the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale
  • To contribute to the celebration of the IYWSDS from 12 May 2020 through 15 July 2021, the end date of the 63rd ISI World Statistics Congress


Jessica Utts, Chair USA
Graciela Boente Argentina
Anshuma Chandak USA
Solange Correa-Onel UK
Christl Donnelly UK
Lupe Gomez Spain
Reija Helenius Finland
Amanda Hering USA
Jessica Kohlschmidt USA
Nicole Lazar USA
Jacqueline Meulman Netherlands
Regina Nuzzo USA
Francesca Perucci Italy
Kana Ramasamy Malaysia
Nalini Ravinshanker USA
Eric Vance USA


The statistical thinking and ideas of Florence Nightingale and Victorian politicians by M. Eileen Magnello, Radical Statistics, Issue 102.

Significance: Special Issue on Florence Nightingale - Volume 17, issue 2, April 2020.

The Lady with the Lamp - Stats+Stories episode 139 with Lynn MacDonald, 14 May 2020.

A tribute to Florence Nightingale through fascinating objects by Andrew Preston, Daily Mail Online, 16 May 2020.

Women Trailblazers in the Statistical Profession by Lynne Billard & Katherine Wallman, International Statistical Review, June 2020.

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