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Women in AI

Bringing all minds together 


Women in AI (WAI) is a nonprofit do-tank working towards gender-inclusive AI that benefits global society. 


Our mission is to increase female representation and participation in AI. 


We are a community-driven initiative bringing empowerment, knowledge and active collaboration via education, research, events, and blogging.





We believe in the power of community based on mutual support, caring and sharing to bring awareness, inspire and educate next generations.

WAI is the first global community of women in AI, embracing diversity and forming an inclusive environment of reflection.  

WAI relies on an amazing team of active ambassadors growing local communities and managing WAI activities on the ground. 

Meet the Ambassadors >


OUR NEWS & Events


for Sustainable Future

26 OCT -

15 Dec

Investor Tour

25 NoVEmber

Pitch Event "ACCELER-AI-TE!"
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Our flagship ethical leadership and business acceleration program aimed at women innovators in the field of AI, Data Science, and Machine Learning.

BE inspired. STAY W(A)IRED!



Moojan Asghari

Co-Founder &

WAI AWARDS & WAI SUMMIT Lead // WAI Steering Committee

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Dr. Hanan Salam

Co-Founder & President //

Head of Education & Research // WAI Steering Committee // Associate Prof @ Emlyon 

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Caroline Lair

Co-Founder &

Board Member

 // Founder @ The Good AI 

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Elena Kell

WAI Ambassador in Sweden // WAI Steering Committee //

Responsible AI Specialist @ H&M Group 

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Pujaa Rajan

WAI Ambassador in San Francisco (USA) // WAI Steering Committee //

Deep Learning Engineer @ Node.io

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Alessandra Sala

WAI Ambassador in Ireland // WAI Steering Committee //

Head of Analytics Research 

@ Nokia Bell Labs

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Angela Kim

WAI APAC Ambassador // Head of Education // WAI Steering Committee // Head of Analytics & AI @ Teachers Health Fund

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Sheila Beladinejad

WAI Ambassador of Germany //

CEO/Founder @ O Canada Tech

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Davar Ardalan

Senior Advisor of Engagement // Founder @ IVOW

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Dr. Marwa Chafii

WAI Research Lead //

Professor @ Ensea

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Community Manager //

Business Analyst @Effilab

Maud Grenier

WAI Ambassadors Lead //

HR & Talent Manager @ FairMoney

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Ania Kaci

WaiTALK Lead Paris

// R&D Project Manager, Lead Data Scientist @ Gexpertise

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Ashwini Naik

WAI Digital Marketing // Social Media Manager

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Tawakalitu Braimah

WAI Digital Marketing // Content Manager

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Neira Dali Chaouch

WAI Community Lead //

Operations Manager @ DeepReach

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Sonia Grebenisan

WAI Lead in Toronto (Canada) // Customer Base Strategy Development Manager @ Rogers Communications

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Beth Carey

WAI Ambassador in Australia //

CEO & Cofounder @ Pat Inc.

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Rula Awad

WAI Ambassador in the UK // Founder @

Machine Learning + Media

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Ségolène Martin

WAI Ambassador in Belgium //

CEO @ Kantify

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Maria Ovchinnikova

WAI Ambassador in Denmark // Data Scientist @ Novo Nordisk

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Priscila Chaves Martínez

WAI Ambassador in Costa Rica 

// Co-Founder and Executive Manager @ 10x Impact

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Carina Zehetmaier

WAI Ambassador in Austria // Diplomacy // Legal and Political Consultant

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Marisa Tshopp

WAI Ambassador in Switzerland // Researcher @ scip AG

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Khansa Saeed

WAI Ambassador in Pakistan // Embedded Software Developer
IoT Industry Solutions

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Eve Logunova

WAI Ambassador in the Netherlands // Growth & Innovations Marketer

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Jauwairia Nasir

WAI Education Ambassador in Switzeland // Doctoral Researcher in Robotics @ EPFL 

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Jeanine Jue

WAI Lead in San Francisco (USA)

 // Developer Relations Executive @ R3

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Surbhi Rathore

WAI Ambassador in Seattle (USA) // CEO & Cofounder @ Rammer.ai

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Namrata Mukhija

WAI Ambassador in India  // Software Engineer @ Microsoft

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Fairoza Amira Binti Hamzah

WAI Ambassador in Malaysia // Machine Learning Engineer @ Vettons

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Dr. Sakinat Folorunso

WAI Ambassador in Nigeria (Lagos) // Lecturer in Computer Science @ Olabisi Onabanjo University 

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Debbie Botha

WAI Ambassador in UAE // 

Executive Information Architect,

Client Technical Lead @ IBM

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Ganna Tymko

WAI Lead in San Francisco (USA) //

Founder & CEO @ Claraphone

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Swathi Young

WAI Lead Washington D.C. (USA)

// Founder @ TechNotch Solutions and DC Emerging Technologies 

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Dr. Stephanie Kuku

WAI Lead Healthcare in the UK

 // Honorary Sr. Research Fellow UCLH

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Natalie Raphil

WAI Ambassador in the South Africa // AI and IA Consultant @ EY Consulting

Susan Verdiguel

WAI Ambassador in Mexico // Explainable + Responsible AI // Owner @ Technetizen

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Emmanuelle Coppinger

WAI Ambassador in Canada // Director of Venture Managers

@ Next AI

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Fouzia Adjailia

WAI Ambassador in Algeria 

// Co-Founder @ National academy of creativity and innovation

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Elizabeth Adams

WAI Ambassador in Minneapolis (USA) // University Fellow @ Stanford

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Bhuva Subram

WAI Ambassador in New York (USA)  // Senior Director @ Capgemini 

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Zaneta Lucka-Tomczyk

WAI Ambassador in Poland // Program Director @ Orange Polska

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Eriko Toda

WAI Ambassador in Japan 

 // CEO @ HappyCom

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Eija-Leena Koponen

WAI Ambassador in Finland // AI Lead @ SomeBuddy & Freelance Data Scientist

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Julia Zukrigl

WAI Upper Austria Lead // CEO @ MINT Analytics

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Linien Yen

WAI Ambassador in Taiwan // Digital Marketing @ Digital Dama

WAI Ambassador in Japan 

 // CEO @ HappyCom

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Sakshi Mishra

WAI Ambassador in Denver (USA) 

 // Researcher @ National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Women in AI is the proud member of the AI4EU project supported by European Commission as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. For more information regarding the project visit www.ai4eu.eu.

We are thankful to all our partners for sharing our vision and supporting our initiatives!

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“Now is the time for us all to learn

about AI and start embracing its advantages in a responsible and ethical way. That's where WAI plays an important role as members gain knowledge, build their network of peers, and contribute to the industry's diversification. Seeing more AI-empowered decision makers who are women is critical for the non-biased  AI future.”

—  Arti Nokhai, 

 Business Development Executive, IBM

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The Magic of ARTificial Intelligence 

At a gala evening in the centre of Amsterdam, guests learned that the future of art is AI, and the future of AI is gender equality.

(Source: Iamsterdam, January 2020)

Women in AI: working for an inclusive and non-biased AI

“We want to help create results. We want to provide the backing so people can take action.”


(Source: Iamsterdam.nl, January 2020)

Fighting Discrimination with AI

Women in AI Ambassador in the US, Pujaa Rajan shares her journey from Wall Street to Silicon Valley



(Source: Wogrammer)


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