March 13-15, 2023 

Online via Zoom


Women in Data Science Alexandria (WiDS-A) is an independent event organized by ambassadors Diaaeldin Taha and Ehsan Shams as a part of the annual global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University. This event aims to showcase the outstanding work done by women in data science. All are welcome.



Cecilia Aragon

University of Washington, US

Samhaa R. El-Beltagy

Newgiza University, EG

Rana Dajani

Hashemite University, JO

Margot Gerritsen

Stanford University, US


Nawal El-Boghdady

Nexus Analytica & Egypt University of Informatics, EG

Samantha Fairchild

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, DE

Colleen Farrelly

Staticlysm & No Starch Press, US

Brittany Fox

Focus Global Talent Solutions, US

Allison Koenecke 

Cornell University, US

Letitia Parcalabescu

Heidelberg University, DE

Basma Rady

Beltone Holding, EG

Aya Salama

Microsoft, EG

Noelle Silver

AI Leadership Institute, US

Masa Tantawy

American University in Cairo, EG

Nourhan Youssef

Smarteye, EG


Ehsan Shams

Alexandria University, EG

Diaaeldin Taha

Heidelberg University, DE


Our sincere gratitude goes to Serageldin Abouibrahim (sergoxo) for allowing us to feature his photographs as the banner for this website, and to Colleen Farrelly, Aya Salama, and Frida Horwath for their invaluable contributions during the planning phase of this event. We would also like to thank all of the speakers who participated in this event for generously sharing their time, expertise, and insights with us.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to May Adel, the pianist who volunteered to play music during the coffee breaks. May Adel's talent added a touch of beauty and elegance to the event, creating a serene and inspiring atmosphere. Her heartfelt performances provided a moment of respite and rejuvenation. We are grateful for May, as her music brought joy to our hearts and created cherished memories for all who attended the event.