10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list

Contributed Paper C157


R-Ladies: Improving Gender Diversity within the R Community


Mine Dogucu (USA)
Laura Acion (Argentina)
Hazel Kavili (Turkey)


Mine Dogucu (United States)


Women are underrepresented in the R community. R-Ladies is a worldwide organization with a mission to increase gender diversity through meetings and mentorship. Currently, there are more than 50 R-Ladies chapters, in more than 20 countries. Each chapter brings together women from different disciplines, with varying degrees of R and statistics knowledge at different stages of their career. In this paper, we report statistics from the global R-Ladies community, as well as, local chapters in the United States, Argentina, and Turkey. In addition, we share our experiences regarding logistics of running a chapter and teaching statistics in a community setting in three different continents. We present the impact of this network and some of the challenges that we faced.