Women in RecSys


The “Women in RecSys” tradition started in 2014 to foster diversity in the RecSys community. This year, we offer three ways for the community to come together and celebrate female role models in RecSys through physical and virtual networking events.

In addition to the well-established “Women in RecSys Breakfast“, which provides an opportunity for those attending in person and identify as female to share the challenges and successes of working within our community and to exchange experiences with one another, we also plan to host a “Women in RecSys Keynote Series“. From 18 September to 9 October 2024, this series will feature virtual weekly meetings where speakers will share insights into their career paths and discuss current challenges in RecSys.

To further highlight the research contributions of women in the RecSys community, we will award up to five “Women in RecSys Journal Paper of the Year Awards“. This award will come with a free RecSys registration and the opportunity to present the respective journal paper at the main conference.

This year’s events are co-hosted by Ashmi Banerjee (Technical University of Munich, Germany), Karlijn Dinnissen (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Özlem Özgöbek (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway), and Sole Pera (TU Delft, Netherlands). More details about each event can be found in the corresponding tabs.