Changing the role of women in AI

WAI Netherlands

Diversity in AI fields

It is important to work towards an inclusive AI that benefits our society. Our non-profit, community-driven initiative is committed to bringing empowerment, knowledge and active collaboration around AI into the world. We do this through education, research, events, and blogging. At Women in AI (WAI) we empower women and minorities to become AI & Data experts, innovators and leaders. We encourage ethical applications and responsible use of artificial intelligence.

An active AI community

We believe in the power of our community, based on mutual support, caring, and sharing. This way we hope to bring awareness, inspire and educate next generations. WAI was originally founded in 2016 in Paris, France, by Dr. Hanan Salam, Caroline Lair and Moojan Asghari. What initially started with a small Facebook group has grown into a powerful community with more than 8.000 members (and counting) in 140 countries. This powerful group of volunteers are actively changing the role of women and minorities in AI.

Connect and share at WAI Circles

At Women in AI we are all about connecting and sharing knowledge about AI. This is why we organize a monthly gathering called ‘WAI Circle’. Every 2nd Thursday of the month we welcome women in AI who present mini-lectures, panels, and workshops to help us with demystifying AI. Interested in joining one of our circles? Make sure to check out our WAI Circles page to see what subjects will be addressed during next month.

The Women in AI Gala

Each year we organise the Women in AI Gala. This is a must-attend event for those who are passionate about technology. It is a place to meet like-minded professionals from various industries and engage in thought-provoking discussions. At the WAI Gala, the WAI Award winners will be announced which honors Netherlands based female innovators in AI. Next year we will be expanding to the Benelux!

Save the date: February the 7th, WAI Benelux Gala 2025

Award nominations are now open

We are in search of BeNeLux-based female innovators in the AI field that need to be put in the spotlight! At the WAI Awards we will distribute 6 awards to accomplished women in AI in the Benelux. Each category has their own requirements. 

Bringing ambitious women together with WAI Mentor

With our mentorship program we are bringing together women in the beginning of their career with more experienced professionals to help them grow. This inspiring program helps to bring new AI & Data experts, innovators and leaders into this world. The main focus is on developing soft skills and setting career goals to move up in the field of AI. Our first program will run from May 2023 to September 2023. Learn more about WAI Mentor by clicking here on the button below.

Being an AI mentor
Female startups within the AI

Accelerate your AI startup

Are you an aspiring female entrepreneur based in the Netherlands at a very early stage of starting your business? Or are you looking for a co-founder? With our WAI Accelerate program we can help you to create and kickoff your AI startup.

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Are you committed to creating a more inclusive AI? And would you like to join our team of volunteers to make this a reality?

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