WiNS Seminar Series

The Women in Network Science (WiNS) seminar is an interdisciplinary seminar hosted at the University of Washington with the aim to promote and showcase research by women and nonbinary researchers in network science.

The seminar is open to everyone. (This includes men as well as researchers and students who are not affiliated with the University of Washington.) Please join the mailing list to receive announcements and zoom links for upcoming seminar talks.

Alice Schwarze convenes this seminar series. Please get in touch if you are interested in presenting in the seminar or if you would like to nominate speakers.

For all scheduled talks, relevant preprints are available on our ZeroDivZero repository. Recordings of past talks can also be found in the ZeroDivZero repository and on Youtube.

More details on the WiNS seminar can be found here.

Past Events

WiNS Social @ Sunbelt XXXIX

June 21, 2019

Montreal, Québec, Canada

Join us for the WiNS Social at Gingko Cafe & Bar. Ginkgo is located in the conference center on the ground floor. View map.

Organizers:  Kate Coronges, Ann McCranie, Kayla de la Haye, Brooke Foucault Welles

WiNS@NetSci 2019

May 29, 2019

Burlington, Vermont

This is a special professional speed dating event led by Juniper Lovato.  There will be bagels, fruit and sweets (BYO Coffee). All are welcome.

Organizers: Kate Coronges, Ann McCranie, Catherine Cramer

WiNS@Sunbelt XXXVIII Conference

June 28, 2018

Utrecht, Netherlands

This event is aimed at promoting diversity in our academic community by bringing together women from different fields of Network Science to share experiences and network in an informal and friendly environment. The event is open to all women attending the Sunbelt conference.

Organizers: Isabella Gollini and Paola Zappa


March 6, 2018

Boston, MA

The inaugural meeting of Women in Network Science (WiNS) was hosted at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern on March 6, 2018 in conjunction with CompleNet 2018 conference. The event was attended by over 30 women, including graduate students, junior and senior academics and scholars. An open format provided an informal setting for the community to gather, identify shared objectives and concerns, and discuss strategies to improve employment, and career advancement of women in Network Science. Some of the topics discussed included how we can leverage professional and social contacts among its members to stimulate opportunities for women, and how to utilize positions of leadership to increase participation of women in academic conferences, funding panels and hiring committees.

Organizers: Kate Coronges and Brooke Foucault Welles

WiNS@NetSci 2018

June 14, 2018

Paris, France

We will be meeting for an informal breakfast gathering of the WiNS group before the sessions begin.

Organizers: Kate Coronges and Brooke Foucault Welles

WiNS@CompleNet 2018

Guidelines for affiliated events

All WiNS events have certain characteristics (we are grateful to WiML for these helpful guidelines, which will evolve as our organization grows)

1. Have a professional or technical focus. Informal meetings might include workshops with technical talks and posters as well as opportunities for mentoring and networking. At less formal WiNS events, such as breakfasts and dinners, we strive to create an atmosphere in which participants feel comfortable and get a chance to practice having substantive technical conversations and sharing career-related mentoring.

2.  Are open and advertised to people of all genders; however, any formal presentations (posters, talks) are made by women.

3.  Are non-selective. In general, every effort should be made not to turn away participants due to lack of space, and events should not require invitations. For poster sessions, every effort should be made to accept every reasonable poster.

4.  Focus on creative, positive and productive interactions.

5.  Anyone wanting to organize a WiNS event should contact the executive board in advance. The board will offer any assistance possible and ensure that the event is consistent with WiNS themes and goals.

Nicole Samay