R-Ladies is a global non-profit organization that promotes equal representation for R programmers that self-identify as underrepresented groups.

It's completely free to join the community. R-Ladies has over 99,000 members from all around the world, and also has local chapters in cities from 60+ countries. You can search the nearest chapter to join and participate in the community.

Members communicate via a Slack group where you can find people from all around the world. Inside, people ask questions, communicate their experiences and insights, and share their wins and challenges. You can also find resources and many job postings inside the online group. Another great place to find resources is the community's Github.

On the other hand, you can participate in several events as a member of R-Ladies. There are online events available to every member, no matter where in the world you are. Learning events usually feature industry experts who gather to talk about relevant topics for the community. There are regular workshops, fireside chats, panel discussions, webinars, and Q&As.

Additionally, members of the different local chapters usually meet in person to connect and network. It's a great community for women and other underrepresented genders who work as R programmers. You will find the support you need in R-Ladies to supercharge your career and find new job opportunities.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2012
  • Founders:

    Gabriela de Queiroz

  • Amount of members: 99,060
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • ONG: Yes
  • Method: In Person, Virtual


Join a global R community:
R-Ladies is a global community with local chapters in over 60 countries around the world. It's free to join and you will be participating in a community of R programmers from underrepresented genders to promote equal representation in the industry.

Participate in learning and networking events:
The community hosts both virtual and in-person events. They usually bring industry experts to talk about relevant topics for the community. Additionally, members of the local chapters usually meet in person to network and connect.

Connect on Slack:
The Slack group gathers members from all around the world in a single place to ask questions and to share resources, events, and experiences. You can connect with other members and leverage their knowledge to further grow in your career.


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Learning Events

Members of R-Ladies organize both in-person and virtual events to tackle different topics relevant to the R community. Events vary depending on which local chapter you participate in, but you can participate in all online events from the community. R-Ladies usually brings industry experts to participate in Q&As, roundtable discussions, fireside chats, and workshops. You can learn about all R-Ladies' upcoming events on their Meetup profile or in the Slack group.

Networking Events

Besides private groups for local chapters' members, the community has a Slack group with members from all over the world.  This is the place to ask and answer questions, share news from the industry, and advertise events and conferences. The online group provides members with great accountability because they share their achievements and challenges. Everyone is invested in others' success, providing what they can to help.

On the other hand, the Slack group has a dedicated section to look for and share job offers, which makes finding a new career opportunity easier. The R-Ladies Slack group is overall a superb group to connect with other people from underrepresented groups in the R community.

Content Library

The Slack group is a great content library on its own. Members share new, relevant resources for the R community every day. You can use the search bar to search for specific resources, according to what you need. On the other side, the community's GitHub is also filled with resources that every member can access.


R-Ladies is a non-profit organization that helps to achieve proportionate representation for people of diverse genders, currently underrepresented in the R community.

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