Leading the R community forwards in widening the participation of women and other under-represented groups.

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2017/07/12 Julie Josse presents the results of the Forwards useR! 2016 survey at useR! 2017 [Video] [Slides].

2017/01/13 Open call to join the taskforce, further details.

2016/11/13 Heather Turner’s presentation from eRum 2016, “Addressing the Gender Gap in the R Project”, now on YouTube [slides].

2016/11/04 Jenny Bryan, Di Cook and Julie Josse are elected as ordinary members of the R Foundation, bringing the total number of women to 5 out of 37.

2016/10/20 Di Cook presents the work of the task force at Women in Statistics and Data Science 2016.

2016/08/22 R Consortium approves funding for a joint proposal from the San Francisco and London R-ladies groups for alignment and global expansion.

2016/06/27 Proportion of women at useR! 2016 rises to 28% from 19% at useR! 2015.

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