It has been suggested that Gabriela de Queiroz be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since February 2022.

R-Ladies is an organization that promotes gender diversity in the community of users of the R statistical programming language.[1][2][3] It is made up of local chapters affiliated with the worldwide coordinating organization R-Ladies Global.

Fieldscomputing, R, Women in STEM


On October 1st, 2012, Gabriela de Queiroz, a data scientist, founded R-Ladies in San Francisco (United States) after participating in similar free initiatives through Meetup.[1][4] In the following four years, three other groups started: Taipei in 2014,[5] Minneapolis (called “Twin Cities”) in 2015,[6] and London in 2016.[1][7] The chapters were independent until the 2016 useR! Conference, where it was agreed to create a central coordinating organization. In that year, Gabriela de Queiroz and Erin LeDell of R-Ladies San Francisco; Chiin-Rui Tan, Alice Daish, Hannah Frick, Rachel Kirkham and Claudia Vitolo of R-Ladies London; as well as Heather Turner joined to apply for a grant from the R Consortium, with which they asked for support for the global expansion of the organization.[8][9]

In September 2016, with this scholarship, R-Ladies Global was founded and in 2018 it was declared as a high-level project by the R Consortium.[10] As of 2019, the RLadies Global community consists of 178 groups in 48 countries.[11]


R-Ladies meetings are organized around workshops and talks, led by people that identify as female or as gender minorities (including but not limited to cis/trans women, trans men, non-binary, genderqueer, agender, pangender, two-spirt, gender-fluid, neutrois).[8][12] The organization is coordinated, but decentralized, and new chapters can be founded by anyone using the publicly available “starter-kit”.[13]

R-Ladies groups aim to promote a culture of inclusion within their events and community.[14][15] In addition, they promote gender equality and diversify in conferences,[16][17] in the workplace,[18][19][20] collaboration among gender minorities,[21] and analysis of data about women.[12][22]

R-Ladies also collaborates with other projects, such as NASA Datanauts.[23][24][25]


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