Women in Data Science 2021

A Celebration of Data-Driven Women.

Join us for the inaugural Women in Data Science 

Featuring industry leaders, clients and Virtu employees, tune in as they share their experiences and skillsets for today’s ever demanding data landscape.

All are welcome to attend the conference.


March 9-12, 2021


12:00 – 1 pm ET

Spotlight Speakers

  • Nelly Mensah

    Senior Director, Store Experience and Digital Product, Sephora

  • Ariam Mogos

    K12 Lab Futurist Fellow + Lecturer

  • Virginia Gambale

    Board Member, Virtu and Managing Partner, Azimuth Partners

  • Erin Stanton

    Global Head of Portfolio and Trading Analytics Client Support, Virtu

Teresa Woodard
Head of Trading Analytics
T. Rowe

Colleen Ruane
Director of Data Analytics

Katherine Chairez
Head of Execution Strategy
Harris Associates

Schedule Overview


An introduction to data visualization

Virtu Social Responsibility

We are committed to supporting women in technology.

Virtu strives to identify opportunities to engage with its broader communities to promote equity, social justice and inclusion. We work with a number of partners to mentor, educate and guide women in our industry and beyond:

Winternship 2020

“Our Winternship program has been a resounding success. We have recruited one of the Winterns from the 2019 program to a full-time status starting this summer. Ultimately this is the program’s goal—we seek aspiring talent and continue to build diversity and a strong pipeline of female candidates.”
— Doug Cifu, Co-founder and CEO, Virtu Financial

Women in Finance Awards 2020

Excellence in Trading Award
Mary-Anne Peril, Asia

Excellence in Trading Platform Award
Akshata Puri, Americas

Rising Star Award
Kayla Mortello, Americas

Rising Star Award
Pegah Esmaeili, Europe

Virtu Women in Data Science is an independent event that is organized by Virtu Financial as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference organized by Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. All genders are invited to attend all WiDS Worldwide conference events.

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