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Women in Data Science - GM Multiregional Conference 2023

March 1st, 2023

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About WiDS GM Multiregional

About Us

WiDS @ GM is an independent event that is organized by General Motors 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.

General Motors aspires to be the most inclusive company in the world, and we are proud to support Stanford University in the Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative. WiDS started as a one-day technical conference at Stanford in 2015 aimed to inspire and educate data scientists. Today, WiDS has grown to become a global movement that includes many worldwide initiatives.

Register now for our event

Mark your calendars to join us on March 1, 2023, to learn from data scientist professionals in various fields who will share the latest research and applications of data science in a broad set of domains. Attendees will learn how leading-edge companies are leveraging data science for success.

Date and Time

Wed, March 1, 2023

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

Desk Globe


Virtual - Register for Details

Keynote Speaker

Regina Huricks-Trapp, PlayStation

Topic: Game on! Level Up your teams Data Literacy.

Abstract :

Game On! How do you level up your organization’s ability to make data-driven decisions.  As women in data science, you are already data savvy. But can your colleagues talk to you in the language of data? Regina will explore how you can use simple principles of Data Literacy to elevate the teams around you to build better products and services. Ready Play4er One?

As Senior Manager, Global Business Intelligence & Data Literacy Services, Regina Huricks-Trapp is a data connector; connecting content, analysts and teams to data that can influence the diversity & inclusivity of next generation products and services.   Based out of San Mateo, CA, she is a key member of the Data Governance & Literacy team and is responsible for driving global data literacy strategy.

Regina has more than 20+ years of rich experience as a business intelligence developer, leading diverse analytical teams through all phases of the data journey across diverse industry sectors for Fortune 100 companies.

She has significant leadership experience in data curation, exploration, and education.  Regina’s experience in data and analytics is diversified across healthcare, finance, consulting, digital media, social media, and gaming. 

Regina attended the University of Texas @Austin and University of Texas, School of Public Health, graduating with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.

Regina has chaired, co-chaired or contributed to numerous diversity and inclusion employee networks for multiple top industry companies.

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Featured Speakers

Tech and Lightning Talks

Panel: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Data Science

Panel: Data Analytics Career Evolution

Panel: Storytelling with Data

Lightning Tech Talks: University Students

Thank you to our 2023 WiDS @GM Committee & Volunteers


9:00 AM (ET)

Virtual Conference Lines Open


9:10 AM

Opening Remarks: Sheri Marshall

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Keynote: Regina Huricks-Trapp, Sony PlayStation

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

Panel: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Data Science

Moderator: Sara Um, General Motors

Dr Velma C. Latson, Bowie State University

Tawanna Atwater, HD supply

Smita Jain, Master Card

Zahindira Pietri-Breitweiser, Dell Technologies

Marie Richardson, General Motors

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Tech Talk: Yuka Nakano, Amazon Japan

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Tech Talk: Peggy Pranschke, Petco

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Tech Talk: Sophia Yang, Anaconda Inc

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM

Lightning Tech Talk: Laalitya Acharya, Columbia University

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Tech Talk: Hope Shimabuku, US Patent and Trademark Office

12:50 PM - 01:20 PM

Panel: Data Analytics Career Evolution

Moderator: Erin Rahman, General Motors

Laura Jiang , Google

Carishma Shetty, Dell Technologies

Allie Cell, Next Insurance

Morgan Giles, BP3 (Automation Consulting)

01:20 PM- 01:40 PM

Tech Talk:  Anna Popova, Dell

01:50 PM- 02:10 PM

Tech Talk:  Kathryn Schumacher, General Motors

02:10 PM- 02:50 PM

Panel: Storytelling with Data Technologies

Moderator: Sara Rahimian, General Motors

Lauren Spiegel, Protocol Labs

Dana Suttman, General Motors

Sarah Evangeline Norman, tiktok

Rana Afzali , Facebook

02:50 PM- 03:00 PM


03:00 PM- 03:20 PM

Tech Talk: Dr. Gabriela Gongora-Svartzman, Carnegie Mellon University

03:20 PM- 03:50 PM

Lightning Tech Talk: Jaylen Moody, Alivia Ross, Oluwafunmilola Ogunseye, & Mayla Dodson - Bowie

State University

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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