WAI Gala 2024

February 9th, the Netherlands

A must-attend event

The WAI Gala is a must-attend event for those who are passionate about technology. Meet like-minded professionals from various industries and engage in thought-provoking discussions. Get ready to share ideas, get inspired and forge valuable connections that can propel your career forward. Meet you there?


  • 17.00 | Opening doors
  • 18.00 | Dinner
  • 18.30 | Auction items announced
  • 19.15 | Doors open for award show tickets
  • 19.45 | Keynote speaker
  • 20.00 | Award show
  • 22.00 | Afterparty!

The location: ING's Head Office

We have a beautiful venue for this year’s Gala. On February 9th, we will all come together to celebrate inspiring women in the field of AI at ING Nederland’s Head Office in the Cedar building (entrance A). You can download instructions on how to get there by clicking on the button below.

WAI Gala location: ING Cedar building
Sponsor the Women in AI

Who will be there?

Attendees of the Gala will include leaders and influencers from the industry. There will be a mix of companies and organisations like academia and government. But prominent AI thought-leaders will also be present, including AI enthusiasts, venture capitalists and AI startups. A mix of inspiring people that are leading the way to create inclusive and diverse workspaces and/or solutions within AI.

Announcing the WAI Award winners

At the WAI Gala, the winners of the WAI Awards will be announced. In the past months you helped us search for the  most amazing, female innovators in the AI field? The WAI Awards honors Netherlands based female innovators in AI. The WAI Awards is prestigious in its recognition and has helped many AI women gain credibility and exposure within the Netherlands.

Check out the top 3 Award Nominees of each category below.

Diversity AI Leader

Cynthia Liem
Karin van Leersum
Muriël Serrurier Schepper
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Responsible AI Leader

Iris Muis
Linda Li
Noelle Cicilia
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AI Researcher

Odette Scharenborg
Elise van der Pol
Fantine Huot
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AI Entrepreneur

Ksenia Belkina
Anastasia Borovykh
Rina Joosten-Rabou
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AI Young Professional

Eliza Casapopol
Vivien van Veldhuizen
Enya Séguin
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AI Impact Maker

Saheli De
Anastasia Kuskova
Rimma Dzhusupova
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Our current partners

These are a few of the amazing companies that support what we do. Do you wish to join them? Feel free to contact us.

Become a sponsor

Partnering with the WAI Gala is a great way to show your commitment to supporting women as essential stakeholders in the development of emerging technologies, from data scientists to business leaders. It gives you the opportunity to engage and network with 500+ industry, government and academic leaders and influencers.  Learn more about partnerships here.

Winning the Women in AI Award
The Women in AI team

About Women in AI

Women in AI (WAI) is the first global community for women in the field of Artificial Intelligence with over 8,000 members in +140 countries. Our mission is to close the gender gap in AI. We aim at shaping gender – inclusive AI that benefits the society by increasing female representation and participating in AI. We empower women and minorities to become AI & Data experts, innovators and leaders. To realize an inclusive AI world, we need inspiring female examples to be placed in the spotlight.

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