Women in Data Science June 2021

A Celebration of Data-Driven Women.

Join us for the second 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.


June 7-11, 2021


12:00 – 1 pm ET

Spotlight Speakers

  • Rose Luckin

    Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL Knowledge Lab

  • Claire Bénard

    Data and Analytics Director, Guy’s & St. Thomas Foundation

  • Denise Simpson

    Senior Manager Enterprise Product Support, Shared Services, Southwest Airlines

  • Emily Hadley

    Research Data Scientist, RTI International

  • Erin Stanton

    Global Head of Portfolio and Trading Analytics Client Support, Virtu Financial

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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