What an experience it was to be a part of this seamless virtual conference! A perfect platform for collaboration to learn and network. Sucheta Dhere , Rohini Mulay thank you Ma’am for providing me with an opportunity to contribute as a mentor in this event Very well-organized event. Learned so many new things and connected with so many new people. Amazing energy! Kudos to the organizing team and management committee!

Surabhi Metre

Yesterday at the end of the program many joined my Table No 28, asked questions, showed further interest. I had to repeat the slide show many times. Finally, I called it a (womens) day at 10 pm & took my dinner!

Dr Chandragupt Warnekar

Hi Mam, thanks a lot for the events today, really had a great learning and a lot of take-a-ways


Hello Ma’am, this was a great event, really enjoyed both Pune region and Stanford livestream sessions. I wanted to know if any of the morning/afternoon session speakers will be available at the lounge tables or not?


‘WiDS 2021 — Highlights’ Blog :



Good Stuff & efforts by the Organizing team was very fruitful, mentoring session was good though I was there for a couple of hours, at least 6 ppl wanted to get further connected with me for guidance, jobs & Block chain space. Happy to be associated and would look forward to further events.

Pankaj Mittal

Went well. Connected with some and catered to their doubts and have them done pointers.

Ashish Surve

It was a very good experience for me.

Fiaz Shaikh

It was well organized n received overwhelming response. Ended up attending the lounge the whole day Thx for giving me the opportunity. It was great. Spent the entire day eventually

Pallavi Koti

Hi… Superb conference… Great people… please don’t forget to add me into your what’s app group….👍👍👍 Keep it up… Really good work

Hrushikesh Khandekar

Thanks Sucheta for organizing so well . The talk went well. Thanks for all your effort. The whole event was very well organized and planned. Thanks for the opportunity. Hope we can stay connected.

Deepti Chafekar

I liked the platform. Very useful features of lounge, show cases/booths, multiple tracks etc.

Pratima Joshi

Although it’s a virtual event this year, I hope to contribute by being a mentor! Also, I should mention, I had a lot of fun eating Kulfi at the food stall last year! : )

Purva Mhasakar

Hello Vaidehi, I attended the WiDS Pune conference yesterday and I must say you were an amazing host. The event was a blast. I loved the choice of the speakers and their presentations addressing to various issues were very helpful.

Anushka Walsepatil

Congratulations to Sucheta and team ✨👏🏻👍🏻 it was fantastic event✨

Swati Darade

Awesome team work guys.. Congrats

Pallavi Koti

Great work team to make it success


Thank you for the opportunity Sucheta ma’am. A first of it’s kind volunteer experience for me. Thanks to all others too for making it a fun and successful event. Already looking forward to the future offline events.


I am so thankful to Sucheta Ma’am for giving me a chance to be a part of the organizing committee. I have learnt so much from you and the team in the process. I love what we do here at WiDS. Looking forward to working for WiDS in future too. Thanks for a wonderful conference in 2021.


I attended the WIDS Pune Conference on 8th March 2021. I loved how it was organized. I was able to network with a few people and discuss about data science too. Loved the sessions. Great work done by WIDS Pune. Looking forward for many more such events!

Dr. Kalpana Thakre

I thoroughly enjoyed the conference. The speaker’s delivery was so engaging that we lost all track of time. All the speaker’s were very effective speaker and educator. I found your comments regarding artificial intellgence and NLP especially intriguing. The conference was very well managed and the hosts were very helpful too. I enjoyed the lounge section where I got to meet and have a chat with experts and speakers. Overall, one of the best conferences I’ve ever been part of.

Shreyas Vedpathak

So I had attended the Wimlds Conference yesterday. I personally liked the idea of this event. It was a wholesome conference where both men and women were encouraged to pursue data science as their career. The events were really informative and the speakers were really engaging and motivating. I would like to thank the team to organize such a beautiful event for the welfare of the community.

Vignesh Charan

When I first got to know about the WIDS conference encouraging Women from all walks of life to come on a platform to share their ideas and conceptual expertise with an audience of about 200+ , I was super-excited as new Projects and Ideas would be discussed and I would certainly get to know something completely different! Exclusively on a different platform. The flow of the event was really a lot of hard work by the Host and Volunteers! The Key highlights of the session was the Project that was NLP based. And the valuable information that was provided related to Personal Branding on LinkedIn. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Looking forward to more such sessions in the future


Hello Ma’am, this was a great event, really enjoyed both Pune region and Stanford livestream sessions. I wanted to know if any of the morning/afternoon session speakers will be available at the lounge tables or not?

Chaitanya Suma

Hi Mam, thanks a lot for the events today, really had a great learning and a lot of take-a-ways


Many thanks for such a wonderful event, it was inducing and erudite. I also want to know the results of the quiz which were arranged by Techgig.


Sucheta Congratulations for a super successful event. You and your leadership skills are extra ordinary. Hats off 🙇 ♀ Proud to see women power.

Leena Bora

My name is Somya Mathur. I am from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. I met you yesterday in the Conference. It was wonderful being part of it. I want to associate with Women in Data Science group. How can I be part of it?

Somya Mathur

Hey Sucheta It was a wonderful event today!! All arrangements were done really well. Everything was fantastic. Kudos to entire team!!😊

Prajakta Jagtap

Hello Sucheta ma’am… Congratulations on the successful event. We went around and also had a few interesting interactions!

MIT Design School

Hello Sucheta, Hope you are doing well. WiDS pune 2020 was a wonderful event organised. I visited first time and will in future will be also love to participate as a Speaker.  Actually I won award for best blogger , it will be appreciable if you could give me the snap taken by your photographer if possible ☺.. I want to give it as a memory with me 

Tanvi Thanekar 

Hi Sucheta mam, I had great opportunity to witness WIDS Pune conference on 29th Feb 2020. Yes it has motivated me. I want to learn Artificial intelligence and machine learning. Please can you guide to take right course and certification. 

Prafulla Desai-Kulkarni 

It was a nice and informative event of WiDS Pune 2020

Sampada Deshmukh 

Amazing to know the breadth of data science applications across almost all walks of life…

Diana Varghese 

Good session start and detailed context setting…

Nikhil Yadav 

Efforts taken appreciated. 

Dr. M. S. Gambhire

Amazing lineup of speakers, and enjoying the session about Data Science & enthusiastic about upcoming sessions..

Vaibhav Ramkrushna Nimkale

Great lineup of speakers, very exciting demo sessions 🙂

Mansi Shinde

Amazing kick startup by two of elite speakers about data and its importance Understanding their journey of data is too inspiring.

Aishwarya Gupta

Good talk on how PMC is using Data Science.

Vidya Bhandary

At track 2 learning actual application of data science.

Vedant Kene

Amazing line up of speakers. 

Vartica Lal

Very well structured flow of explanation during the sessions happened so far.

Anuj Howard

Amazing speakers and program is well organized.  

Sonal Sandesh Patil

Customer 360 nice session. 

Parag Pawar

CRISP-DM methodology for Data Science in Manufacturing! 

Nidhi Thakkar

Insighful & amazing contribution by women in the field of Data science evident by WiDS Pune. 

Anuj Howard

Artificial intelligence & Machine learning for medical records healthcare solutions.  

Vaibhav Ramkrushna Nimkale

All sessions were excellent and entire conference was well structured.

Sonal Sandesh Patil

Really nice event.

Monali Tatte

 Very nice conference.  

Venkat Ghodke

All sessions were really interesting. It would have been nice if starting and ending of each talk was could have been tracked in real time using this app.

Neha Rajendra Kachewar

Very informative and encouraging sessions by proud women in tech… Thank you WIDs pune for such an inspiring event.. Thank you everyone from organizing team, volunteers for great support and last but not the least thank you sucheta maam..looking forward to have more association with wids pune.

Varsha Bhosale

Wonderful day. There is lot to learn and presenting in such big platform.

Ujjwala Dilip Phadatare

Thank you @Sucheta Madam for giving this opportunity of volunteering …. We are going back with good learning experiences and nice memories…  

Dhirraj Patil

Thanks to @Sucheta Mam and the entire team for organizing such a wonderful event. It was a very informative!! and Great Learning from the Expert Speakers!👌👍 Sucheta Madam your efforts are commendable. Awesome program. best work by the teams.  

Rohini Mulay

Thanks to all the team of wids for giving us such a wonderful experience.  


As a beginner like me it’s a great platform to know about future technologies and i would thank sucheta mam and her team from bottom of my heart. Keep up the good work and eager to attend more events like these👍👍👏🙌


Thank you, Vidhi & Sarthak & team, for volunteering speaker’s management team! It was a great support! Good job guys!!  

Prajakta Joshi

Three cheers to all WiDS members for a fantastic event!!😊👍 

Aparna Joshi

Really humongous efforts by Sucheta and teams!!  

Sangeeta Lobo

Cheers to all !! It was wonderful event. Well managed.


I had joined the WiDS Pune conference. A great conference. Congratulations and thank you for organizing DS conference in Pune. Looking forward to many more. Thanks, 

Preeti Dalal (Harpude)

Round of applause and kudos to @Sucheta and everyone!👏🏻Its not easy to organize event at such a large scale! I really liked the concepts in mobile app, polls, broadcasts, notes, questions, Chernoff Faces 👌🏻 A special thanks to @Sucheta for giving me the opportunity to write for WiDS Pune. To be honest I wasn’t sure whether I could do predefined writing. You believed in me. Thank you for the push, WiDS 2020 will always be the starting point of my official creative writing journey🙂👍  

Prerana Polekar

Loved the spirit and energy of hashtag#widspune and the variety of content at the conference . I got to talk about hashtag#customer360 and hashtag#customeranalytics and hashtag#marketinganalytics . And ( hopefully ) inspire the audience to learn from the advancements in hashtag#aiml in marketing . Thanks Sucheta Dhere and the entire team !! Women In Data Science Pune (WiDS Pune). It was great to hear you at hashtag#widspune. It was very lively and insightful talk! 

Supriya Aras

It was amazing to see the application of Machine Learning and Deep Learning(CV, NLP, Neural Network, etc) in solving real time problems from various business domains.. Manufacturing, medicine, recruitment, municipal corporation, Banking, the list goes on. And the packed audience irrespective of gender is proof the topics carry. Thanks Sucheta Dhere and the entire WIDS Pune team for organising a great knowledge sharing event. Looking forward to next event.

Smita Ezhava

Thanks Sucheta and all WiDs Pune team. It was a great event and I am glad I was part of the event as a Speaker. 

Shipra Jain, SAP

Your session was really good.

Vinay Ashok Jirgale 

Who runs the world? Girls (and Data!) Inspiring, thought provoking talks on “AI for Social Good” at #WiDSPune2020 . One of the most technologically advanced conferences for Data lovers! 

Lulua Rakla

Dataful Saturday! My doodle notes of WiDS Pune 2020 conference.  

Shivi C

Alone we can learn so little, Together we can learn so much #widspune.

Aman Garcha

Data science is also a creative way to look at data, and drive meaningful and useful information @novaclearning.   


#widspune …. It’s a pleasure to attend.!! I have come from Delhi to attend. Thank you for being gender inclusive in letter and spirit. 

Trinetra Agarwal

#widspune … We have just been told that the audience mood like them being tired, elated , happy, sad is being captured on a real time basis by cameras installed at COEP ….. Smile Amazing lineup of speakers. Should be a great day #widspune, WIDS Pune 2020 Data Science Conference  

Partha Mandayam

Attending #widspune 2020 on the extra day of the year!bonus;) Learning Saturday Smiling face with smiling eyes.  


What a better way to use the extra day of the year Winking face with tongue.   

Prakhar Agrawal

I appreciate your support and thank you once again, for having me over@the WiDSPUNE-2020 Event as a Speaker!   

Leena Bokil, Nasa Space Educator

It was nice connecting with WiDS Pune 2020 conference yesterday.. I must say, the entire event was so well organized and insightful. I particularly liked the way you got the audience engaged in the event and Chernoff faces was quite interesting. Overall it was indeed a dataful event! 

Pradnya Baviskar

Thank you so much for giving me opportunity. Thank you for your confidence in me and your support for this Conference.


Dear Sucheta, It was a wonderful event and I enjoyed all interactions with you, the speakers and audience!

Dr Karnika Seth

A pleasure to support.

Shelley Thakral

I thank you profusely for the opportunity and for the way you defined my identity. It means a lot to me and my profession. You can direct anyone seeking guidance to me anytime, especially those who want to get into data-science or ML from entirely different background.


1. The arrangement at the conference was well planned.

2. Presence of volunteers at different locations made most of the jobs easy. For example, finding the location of different events going on in conference.

3. Arrangement of food and snacks was superb.

4. Faced some problem in scanning QR codes for the sessions. But that problem was again handled by volunteers really well.

5. Internet connectivity was good.

6. The thought of creating an app for handling different events is really innovative. Also, the app worked really well.

7. A speaker, the app made it really simple to actually answer queries personally that people had.

8. Also, having dry run/ mock really helped in gaining confidence to speak at booth.

Nazreen, Atreya

1. The response at the booth was really good. We took data for 79 people and showed reports based on nadi to all of them on the spot. 

2. Average time taken to collect data for single person was 14 minutes:

a. Google form filling: 4 minutes

b. Creating account on app: 2 minutes

c. Taking face & tongue photo in app: 2 minutes

d. Waiting for recording nadi: 3 minutes

e. Recording nadi: 3 minutes

3. The report was explained in detail by Ayurvedic doctor at our booth. We had two desks. 

4. At first, we asked users to fill in google form, then created their account in our app wherein tongue photo, face photo was taken as input. 

5. On the second desk, we recorded pulse signals using our Nadi Tarangini device.

6. Report generated based on nadi was explained by an ayurvedic doctor.

7. Diet based on tongue, nadi and face will be emailed to them by 5th March 2020.

8. Volunteers were of great help in the whole process.

Atreya Team

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke.

This is Data Science. Thanks for the wonderful experience. Hope to join more such meetsup in future

Rama Vedashree

Happy Morning started with WiDS Pune 2020 conference event. Thanks for giving opportunity to add on to my knowledge. Starting session to till this time of sessions are knowledgeable …no ..doubt , but it also live experience about how different it is from WiDS 2019 …it’s highly knowable as well as conference sessions arranged are short and nice sessions.

Most thing I like WiDS 2020 conference is

1. Paperless work.

2. Notes online we can make it at same time.

3. Q n A mean, to raise doubt while listening to session ..we can submit, not only one but more than one Qs also.

4. Session break is also good with nice Quiz and Contests.

5. Due to internet connectivity not able to add in session logically.

This feedback should be make positive in next upcoming conference ..but it’s not a huge problem …

Sonali kulkarni

The conference was pretty good. While the time management suffered a bit, it was more than compensated by great quality talks. I was mostly in track 2, so those are the talks that I refer to. The ladies who managed the track, did a fantastic job at managing.

But overall I am happy. I wanted to have a pulse of what kind of applications people are working on, and that objective was met well.

Kudos to you for putting it at together.

Ashish Belagali

I attended the WiDS Pune 2020 conference. I liked the event. It was well structured and well managed. Volunteers were very helpful.

But one thing was very disappointing. Use of plastic spoons and plastic plates for lunch. In second session all we talked about killing forest and keeping environment safe using machine learning and data science.

Events like this should encourage people for not using plastic. May be you can think about it. All the best for future events. 

Ankita Mote

Useful app, rammer sounds interesting for transcripts, mentoring for hackathon. 

Prajakta Soman

Gr8 overview, Inspiring. 

Welcome Note – Muzammil Inamdar

Sucheta Dhere, Pune Ambassador of Women in DataScience @ WiDS conference kick-starting an amazing learning experience for Data-science individuals. 

Priyanka Tharayil

Amazed to know how data science is applied on tree-population ratio. This gives a hope that we will get some workable solutions and make a better city. 

Jayashree Surekha

Good start with refreshing keynote for DS. 

Veena Amrutkar

Innovation always leads and regulations follows. 

Truptee Sohoni, Takeaway

Bhuvana communicated very well the need of synthetic data generation and why traditional techniques do not work well. 

Rubina Khalil Sayyed

Intra day electricity consumption patterns are so different in different states of India. Who could have imagined? 

Sonal Kothari

Ashwini Danigond: sitting in Kolhapur her company, Manorama Info solutions, does solid work in healthcare systems. Now forming a prestigious partnership with AllScripts, US. The story shows that the place does not matter if you have vision and ability to work hard. 

Apurv Vidhate

Good session on how data science can help for our day to day decisions. 

Vijay L. Talele

It was beautifully organized…only a long queue in the AI kiosks…which ppl managed too. Hats off to your wonderful team who managed this large scaled event. 


We all belong to an era where our society worshiped the goddesses and the same society ill- treated women in all possible ways. We as women were known for 2 reasons back then. The one who takes up the responsibility for giving birth to the next generation and the another who will be the home maker for the family. We were far away from education, awareness, support and respect from the society.

Today we proudly stand up in the society. We have won the battle against discrimination and have achieved all our dreams. But in this journey towards our success we have never realized the difference that we have brought in the society. The amount of hard work we have put in. Attending WiDS Pune conference made me realize my value. It made me aware of what each woman is capable of. Next time, I feel a bit little lazy or I when I feel like giving up, I am going to be surely reminding myself that I am a woman and nothing is impossible.

It was an honour for me to be a part of this amazing eye opening and motivating session.

Thank you so much WiDS Pune. Thank you so much Sucheta mam for giving me this opportunity. Your guidance helped me a lot. You are always there to motivate me.

Will cherish the learning’s for life. 

Mrinal Nagarkar

Great to see such deep engagement from the audience! 

Geetha Manjunath

I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this mega event! And it was an absolutely empowering experience for me!

Honestly, I had never before, attended such a unique Convention like this one, wherein everything was organized and managed by the women.

Kudos to SUCHETA DHERE -Convener of the Event, who, with her exemplary Leadership skills, efficiently executed this Convention! It’s a mammoth task to identify and bring in Expert Speakers from all over the country, and overseas as well…

Moreover, it was a one-of-its-kind Seminar, that was conducted – by the Women, and for the Women…

All said and done, it was meticulously executed by the womenfolk! And as for me, I totally had an epic time, and enjoyed the Talks, as much as delivering a Presentation! 

Leena Bokil, Nasa Space Educator

Bhuvana communicated very well the need of synthetic data generation and why traditional techniques do not work well. 

Varsha Vibhandik

I have been a part of the WiDS Pune programme organised by you recently and I must say you are doing a commendable job. 

Ruma Banerjee, Joint Director, C-DAC.

WiDS Pune is an outstanding platform for anyone interested in Data science. The events hosted are extremely informative and well managed.

Am very excited to be part of the WiDS community . I have seen the wide outreach and the impact of the programs. The speakers are provided great opportunities and are diverse in nature. I’ve learnt a lot from WiDS Pune about the different fields in data science. 

Chitra Bharadwaj

My first attempt as speaker was highly supported by organizers. They gave me opportunity on such a large platform, despite no previous experience, shows how much they support all women in data science and appreciate hard work.

The scale on which event was organized was awesome. Co-ordination of event organizers, hard work of volunteers, the way audience were engaged, selection of women from different domains, all these has been amazing experience.

“All outstanding women coming together to celebrate data science women”. This is how I will describe event and thank organizers.

Manini Yadav, Measurement Science, BARC

I attended Track 2 as I wanted to understand applications of DS. The sessions were short and crisp. No usage of jargons and were easy to understand. 

Archana Deshmukh

It was a really nice experience to engage as a speaker with WiDS. It was a well-organized event and seemed to have a good outreach. Participation from audience was good too. 

Nandini Sahasrabuddhe

Audience Testimonials (2019)

Thank you sucheta for all the efforts you have put in to make WiDS Pune meaningful. Very well organized event! A great learning experience with you all. Thanks 

Anjali Rao

#Widspune #wids2019 Exciting sessions held under the Women in Data science Pune 2019 today wherein the talks ranged from having predictive models in predicting Cricket match outcomes, AI in Medical Sciences, Taste Buds, Uber, Microsoft AI, Advertising etc Crucial message is ”Data has no gender” Tshirts worn by all volunteers and most excited to see the LiVE scribing done 

Aarti Rawat

At Wids Pune on 23 March. Keynote and Panel discussions were very insightful with eyeopeners on howAI and DS is impacting the industry . Thanks, Sucheta Dhere for hosting such a great event and having us as your partner. Helped us to showcase our Face recognition on edge technology for event registration. Our lovely team in the pic that had all the fun together 🙂 

Nikhil Bhaskaran

Great Work! Sucheta 

Swati Dhotarkar

@Sucheta Thank for this wonderful event, it was indeed great, we have lot of fun as well gain knowledge, Looking forward with more such event. 

Reenal B

Thanks to Sucheta mam, Mariam mam and all other speakers and guests and WiDS team….for the wonderful day ….. 

Sneha Gaikwad

It was a lovely experience. Thanks for inviting me to the talk, let’s be in touch. Thank you so much for the hospitality 

Shalini Chaturvedi

Thanks Sucheta ma’am we all enjoyed a lot! 

Ratan Rajput

Energy, positivity was very high! 

Manisha Khadge

This was my first association with WiDS and it was great! Thanks to everyone of you and hope to see such events in future! 


Thank you all, for such a great event. Special thanks to all speakers, Persistent system , all sponsors and full team of WiDS for their contribution 

Poonam Shelke

Thank you Sucheta ma’am for everything!! Blessed to be a part of such an amazing community Glad to have met so many amazing people through this team! 

Nidhi Thakkar

Bhuvana communicated very well the need of synthetic data generation and why traditional techniques do not work well. 

Nikhil Bhaskaran

Amazing event. Thank you Sucheta for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this event. Lots of knowledge is been shared. Kudos to the entire team . 

Praveena Balkrishnan

Doing something new and different requires a level of drive and passion that is really hard to fake. When your heart is behind what you are doing, so much is possible.Volunteered and Attended the WiDS—conference which aimed at inspiring and educating Data Scientists world Wide and supporting #WOMEN across this field. The Conference very well highlighted the need and focus of Machine learning, Data Analytics andAI with their use cases in Democratizing AI,Fashion,Media Analytics, Predicting Scores for Cricket Matches,TeXt Analytics,Recommendations ‘on systems ,Medicines and how we can carve our paths for contributing in this tech driven era. #enlightened to meet amazing data scientistsll Sucheta Dhere Great that our paths crossed!!  P.S: Best part was meeting @RASANA AMIT— BITSian— 2006 Batch , as a keynote panelist. #PROUDMOMENT A big round of Applause Wids Pune 2019 for the mega event. Sucheta Dhere and Team : Thanks For making me understand that IT IS THE BIGGER PICTURE THAT REALLY MATTERS. 

Pooja Soni

The event was very really well organized and well-executed 

Archana Deshmukh

@WiDSPune2019 in the world of DATA surrounded with SCIENTISTceIebrating #happywomensday2019 

Er Pratik Shendage

Sucheta, Conference khup Chhan jhali. Incredible planning, organizing and even superior execution by you! 

Anu Bankar

Heyyyyyyy! It was nice working with you all. Thanks Sucheta ma’am and whole team to make this so amazing! Looking forward to see you again. Sucheta ma’am, let’s go for one more 

Ghazala Mirani

It was great event, with amazing content. Really well organised. 

Pranoti Nandurkar

The passion, spirit was clearly seen and visible! You guys have done an awesome job and Kudos to you! 


Great day to remember! thanks sucheta Ma’am for giving the opportunity to work with you and making new bestfriends 

Vedant Kene

This was not a campaign, it was a movement! 


Great day to remember! thanks sucheta Ma’am for giving the opportunity to work with you and making new bestfriends 

Vedant Kene

Kudos guys!! We did it!! I can ’t thank you enough @Sucheta for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the team! Learned a lot in this span of 3—4 months! Thank you again! 

Prerana Polekar

 You are very approachable, Sucheta Mam. You make everyone very comfortable! 

Leena Bora

Heartiest congratulations sucheta! Excellent event. WiDS Team , you rock! 

Pratima Joshi

Yes truly! Great event !! Enjoyed! 


Congratulations to the entire team. you guys had put up a great show! 

Nivetha B

Congrats guys…hope to see you guys again somewhere…keep rocking! 

Jack Johny

@Sucheta and the entire WIDS PUNE team a hearty congratulations for raising the bar higher for all data science initiatives in PUNE Region. 

Laxman Murugappana

Today’s session made me feel like rainbow of knowledge getting added to everyone’s life — Enriching different domains and function with different colors of AI capabilities A perfect HOLI gift for the Women in Data Science! I deeply thank you all WiDS team for making this opportunity to learn more about meaning n meeting all the great people who shared their experience which is really valuable. I got a lot from it… great contacts, discussions and a deeper appreciation of Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. Thank you WiDS for including me. 

Swetaleena P Chopdar

Congrats to Sucheta and team! GreatjoMood barometer, the start of the day pattern indicates high excitement as we move through the day people where inspired. People were most inspired just before lunch that’s where fashion /advt/ and cricket session happened done! 

Mood Barometer analysis

Anuprita, Thanks for forwarding the reference link for registration. Great sessions. 

Dr. Ashwini Renavikar

Terrific event, It made my day there, kudos to great leadership under @Sucheta , well planned and executed. thank you. 

Ram n Krishna

The event was great! 

Shardul Ganguly

Hello Sucheta ma’am, we met at WiDS Pune 2019, particularly while leaving. I am planning for my MS in Data Science and currently preparing for the same. I need your valuable guidance in this field and so, sending this invitation. Please accept 


Sucheta, Thanks for your hard work and dedication this 23rd was the best event I have ever attended Salute to your effortsble guidance in this field and so, sending this invitation. Please accept 

Ameya Oak

Hello Sucheta Ma’am, WIDS was of great success. We got to know many insights of various booming technologies. Thank you for organising this event. 

Soumya Patil

Brilliant I It was very useful to get insight of what is happening in Data Science field. I am sure you have a great network & you are aware ofsuch good events. Pl let me know ifany in future. I am also keen to speak to you as per your convenience. Need some guidance. Pl send me your contact no Regards 

Madhuri Savarkar

Sucheta Ma’am, I know all about you. I really want to meet you personally and want my career path under your guidance only. 

Mrinmayee Mashankar

I had joined the WiDS Pune conference. A great conference. Congratulations and thank you for organizing DS conference in Pune. Looking forward to many more. Thanks, 

Preeti Dalal (Harpude)

Hi Sucheta, Thanks for connecting. You’re doing amazing work. Looking forward to staying in touch. Regards, 

Bhakti Chauhan

Hi Sucheta. Thanks for organising WiDS conference at Pune. It was truly enriching experience. Learnt a lot from discussions, interactions & networking. I would like to be a part of WiDS core committee and contribute in every way possible. Could you guide me on how can I be part of WiDS committee? 

Maithili Kulkarni

Loved being a part of it all! Very well organised and can ’t wait for more events! 

Aaiyah Ahmed

Yesterday I got an opportunity to be a part of WiDS conference. Of all the conferences that I ’ve attended, this one was special. It is an initiative of Stanford and was organised by Sucheta Dhere, a woman who truly believes that if we come together we can create something great and ’Data has no gender’. This entire event was paperless and had implemented many innovative things such as facial recognition for registration, live scribbling, Lego for understanding data science concepts and mood tracking, etc. All the speakers were extraordinary women who have aced their respective fields. Dr. Manasi was among my favourites who elaborated the application of AI in fashion. With brilliant panel discussion, the audience was given an insight on the use of AI in various sectors. Even the pre-conference events were based on unique topics. And thanks to the partners and volunteers, the whole event was very well—organised. I got a chance to meet amazing people and the whole experience introduced me to different ideas. I have great respect and admiration for the entire WiDS team. I felt inspired by Sucheta ma’am’s words which I think everyone will agree with— ”Sky is not the limit, imagination is. ” 

Leena Bhandari


Sucheta is one of the spear heads in Women in Data Science movement in India. She has organized very successful events in the past and provided a safe heaven for women data scientists in Pune. 

-Meltem Ballan, Chief Data & Analytics Office (CDAO), General Motors

We are so glad that you were able to make the long journey to Stanford. Your creativity, drive, and determination definitely inspired us, as well as the other ambassadors in attendance. 

Judy Logan, Stanford

It was such a pleasure to meet you and connect in person. Your creativity inspired me! And so many others. All the best for the remainder of your time in the Bay Area, and for a safe, smooth trip home. 

Stanford, ICME Department

I really love the concept of mood barometer, after every session how is the audience’s mood is being captured. It is very engaging.  

Shweta Doshi,Co-Founder @GreyAtom, Data Giri

This is the first time I am seeing logo based model to describe how data should be created. It is fun to see how different data is there and  different lego output is created out of it and at the same time I am actually using it and finding some open questions like,”how do I actually  use which lego size, which lego place, whether there is some extra information that is supposed to be collected out of this, basically assuming or biasing my information as to what probably it might be used for. Its fun to get something out of this in my hands,nice! 

Alka Mohite,Senior Manager, System Software @ NVIDIA

I haven’t seen the lego game before at any conference or event that I have attended.I love the line leading up to and that Sucheta gave which is:”We create data as we go along” which is pretty inspiring and interesting idea considering that this is a data science conference. And it is clearly seen in (the lego blocks)that people are excited and inspired. So ,I think it is a fantastic endorsement. 

Vidya Duthaluru, Uber

Lego mood barometer is tracking the mood of everyone who is present here, which is amazing I feel! This is inspiring us to attend the conference, and to have a good and positive attitude when we go inside. Great initiative taken by WIDS,I love it! 

Sanika Kamtekar,Founder @IIIDS

#wids2019 Pune….Thank you Sucheta Dhere and WiDS Pune team for inviting me to participate as a panelist for discussion on Data Science: A new raw material for businesses. Amazing experience sharing the stage with other Women DS experts from BSFI – Gunjan Gupta, Contracts management – Kalpa Ashhar Telecom – Monika Chourasia and other domains Alka Mohite along with the adept moderator Manjiri Gokhale Joshi. 

Sanika Bhide

Thrilled to share my participation as a panelist at #WiDSPune2019 — an initiative by Stanford University and organized by Sucheta Dhere. The event had many keynotes and panel discussions related to the implementation of Data Science in various industry sectors. Got an opportunity to be a part of the Panel discussion — Data Science: A New Raw Material for businesses. It was an awesome experience to share the stage with other women experts in the data science field — Sanika Bhide Ph.D., Kalpa Ashhar, Gunjan Gupta, Alka Mohite, Manjiri Gokhale Joshi, Pooja Joshi. There were some very interesting discussions on Democratizing AI, Uses of AI in Live Cricket events & Media industry, etc.. which were very thought-provoking and gave invaluable insights into how data science is being used to maximize revenue, profits, social impact, entertainment to name a few outcomes. Overall a fantastic event that provided a truly enriching experience for all those looking for exposure to Data Science. 

Monika Chourasia

Congrats to the entire team of WiDS. Fantastic conference and pre-events! 

Maithili Prabhu

Sucheta Great event! Cheers to the whole team! 

Sanika Bhide


WiDS Pune conference was a great experience! It was very professionally managed with excellent quality of speakers & topics touching everyone’s life, and a very diverse set of audience could easily relate to. It had very engaging activities like use of lego tools with creative & innovative applications, that it never felt like it was the 1st ever WiDS Pune conference! It indeed inspired the audience in spirit to learn AI, ML & DS and highlighted a good balance of not only gender diversity but age, experience, roles and different sectors. It was highly inclusive event with great involvement from whole Pune eco-system! We will continue to support the cause and wish WiDS Pune team, a great success ahead! 

Manisha Khadge (Director Icertis, APAC and MEA)

WiDS 2019 was very unique and well planned event. It had wonderful speaker line up and best part was there was representation from different types of industry, right from IT, Fashion, Media, Telecom, Banking. Chief guest was Rohini Srivathsa (Microsoft India CTO) who gave very meaningful insights. Live scribbling was another unique concept and very creative. Overall Saama is happy to be part of sponsors for WiDS 2019. 

Saama Technologies, Pune

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic conference organized by WiDS.This technical conference featured amazing leaders in data science & received a very impressive response. Presentations covered a wide range of topics. We were very happy to be part of the WiDS as one of the sponsors.As a sponsor, We would like to convey our sincerest admiration to the individuals responsible for conducting this event effectively. 

Entytle Pune

WiDS Pune 2019 was a very well organized event. Right from the entrance to the auditorium, the expereince was very good. There was very high energy levels around and organizers were in high spirits. The topics were very practical and panel shared real life experiences. The audience were very much engaged and there was lot of interaction and participation overall. Securly unconditionally supported the cause and appreciate the efforts taken by the organizers to promote the cause. 


Innoplexus was one of the sponsors for the pre conference events for wids pune. Innoplexus’s objective in sponsoring was to support the cause, to showcase their skills & expertise in the field of Data Science, and support the community in terms of gaining practical experience, including jobs and internships. Innoplexus observed and appreciated the increase in participation and connections post the event and it definitely helped improve Innoplexus’s visibility & the work we are doing within the Pune Data Science community. We appreciate the work done by WiDS Pune in building the Data Science ecosystem and will continue to support wids community in all their initiatives. Best Wishes 

Gaurav Tripathi (CTO, Innoplexus)

We absolutely loved the initiative that WiDS supports. As an organization, we are driven towards empowering women in the technology industry. 


The WiDS Pune definitely allowed the folks from all the background to come together and connect at a wider platform. Given the fact the WiDS celebrates women, it definitely engaged a lot of female data enthusiasts. Thoughtworks was venue sponsor for 3 pre conference events for wids pune 2019. 



Thank you Sucheta mam for giving us this opportunity As you say ”Learning should be fun” That’s what we experienced yesterday and felt so lucky to get that! 🙂 

Faizan Akhtar

Kudos to all the volunteers and.. Sucheta mam…!! That was a nice first experience…!! 


Sucheta, I got very good feedback about this event from my wife. Thanks and keep me updated about such events 

Jayant Wagh

Sucheta Ma’am, the event was absolutely amazing and genius 

Mudita Saboo

Thanks @Sucheta giving platform to showcase our community spirit!!! #WiDSPune2019 #CheersTeam 

Rahul Shinde

It was really a very good experience to work for WiDS Pune. It was an amazingly informative event. Thank you so much sucheta mam for giving me this opportunity to live scribe for this event. Thanks again 

Rujuta Sangvikar

It really was an amazing event! Thank you everyone, especially Sucheta Ma’am, great effort 🙂 

Chaitanyasuma Jain

YGood show, guys! 

Ashish Belagali