Young Women Leaders in AI.

In 2021 WE ARE BACK!

YWLiAI Virtual Camp ran from 9th - 18th of April 2021

Webinar recordings will be available soon. Watch this space!

Our top priority is the well being of our participants, partners and organisers. We have been carefully monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation, and have sought the advice of senior government health officials regarding the appropriate management of large gatherings.

In the interest of ensuring the well being of all our participants, The Young Women Leaders in AI Program Management Committee has made the decision to change the format to a virtual event.

It is time to register! and if you want to know more about the program we will continue to engage with our community through our Slack, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn channels.

We look forward to connecting with you all again.

Young Women Leaders in AI Program Management committee

So, what's in the program?

It’s a 12-month journey.

Starting with our 6-day AI Leadership camp, followed by ongoing mentorship.

Sponsor Scholarships

Our program attracts the best in the business and they want you! Various scholarships will be up for grabs throughout the program designed to open-up opportunities for you in industry.

AI Leadership Camp

For ten days in April this is where we start, and where you take a deep-dive into AI. But it’s not just all AI all the time, you’ll be interacting with some of the smartest people in Australia about all aspects of a successful career.


You won’t be left to fend for yourself. Graduates from the camp will be invited into an ambassadorship where you’ll continue to receive career and technical guidance through local mentorship (where available) and collaborate with us and your peers on addressing gender bias in AI.

The Camp

Uncover your potential. Explore your future.

Our 10-day camp features presentations and workshops from leaders in the tech & AI industries, as well as fun events to inspire you and connect our community. The program is focused on building a working understanding of AI and how it will power tomorrow’s economy, and equipping our attendees with the skills they need to help create a brighter future.

The important stuff


Women ages 16-26 from all over Australia, all ages are welcomed to apply.


2-weekend virtual boot camp (9th- 11th and 16th-18th April 2021)

Additional optional mid- week workshops and sessions (12th to 15th April 2021)

Industry face to face sessions will be also available after the camp in the regions where our participants reside.


Virtual Camp


Participation in the program is Free. 

Additional Information:

During the week (12th – 15th April), you will have the option to undertake self-paced training with the following options:

1. Cloud Foundations [Time requirements: 2 hours per day]
The Cloud Foundations stream is designed for individuals wanting to learn the foundations of AWS Cloud, before getting started with machine learning. This stream helps to prepare individuals for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS Certifications. After the YWLIA program, you have the option to continue learning about the AWS Cloud and participate in further training courses.

Recommended Knowledge and Experience:

  • We recommend candidates have at least six months of experience with technology in any role, including technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial.
  • Attendees should have a basic understanding of IT services and their uses in the AWS Cloud platform

2. Machine Learning University Accelerated [Time requirements: 2 hours per day]
Machine Learning University (MLU) provides anybody, anywhere, at any time access to the same machine learning courses used to train Amazon’s own developers on machine learning. With MLU, all developers can learn how to use machine learning with the learn-at-your-own-pace MLU Accelerator learning series.
The MLU Accelerator series is designed to kick-start your ML journey with three, three-day foundational courses on Natural Language Processing, Tabular Data, and Computer Vision. Upon completion of the Accelerator Series, the Decision Trees and Ensemble Methods course offers a more advanced, five-day lecture series on tree-based and ensemble models.
Through sequential YouTube videos taught by Amazon scientists with hands-on practical examples, Jupyter notebooks, and slide decks, MLU provides a comprehensive self-service pathway to understanding the foundations of machine learning. Course materials are available on GitHub, see below for more details about our courses. After the YWLIA program, you are able to extend your machine learning journey to complete the AWS machine learning specialty certification. https://aws.amazon.com/training/learn-about/machine-learning/

Recommended Knowledge and Experience:

  • We recommend candidates have at least six months of experience with technology in any role, including technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial.
  • Attendees should have a basic understanding of machine learning concepts.
  • Attendees should have a basic understanding and familiarity with Python.

More Questions?

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Make an impact.
Change the way the world works.
Your career in AI could take you anywhere. 
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Your career

Be the reason jaws drop.

The opportunity for females to enter and excel in an AI-focused career is almost unprecedented in the history of women in the workforce. The doors are wide open for those who are willing to step up.  

And it’s not just those who are following the AI study path, accurate algorithms consider anthropology, psychology…; and ideas are born from a creative and entrepreneurial spirit. Think about where your passions could fit into the world of AI and let us know.  

We’ll arm you with the tools you need to make a contribution to the transformation ahead of us.

At the Camp

Words from our women.

Sarah Halligan 3:22

Sarah is the Community Manager for the Young Women Leaders in AI program and started as an attendee in our 2018 camp.

Serena Mou 2:20

Serena is a PhD student at QUT and has been a mentor in our program since 2018.

Faye Tayib 4:01

Faye is a 2019 camp attendee and an Ambassador for the Young Women Leaders in AI program.

Hannah, Emma & Annelies 1:57

Hannah, Emma and Annelies are High School aged attendees from our 2019 camp.

Amelia, Elora & May 1:32

Amelia, Elora and May are High School aged attendees from our 2019 camp.

Addison, Adele, Kushi & Eleanor 2:03

Addison, Adele, Kushi and Eleanor are High School aged attendees from our 2019 camp.

Lucy Shinners 3:10

Lucy is a Nursing Lecturer at SCU and a Student in our program. Lucy was an attendee at our 2019 camp.

Courtney White 3:09

Courtney is a PLT Student/Law Clerk and  a Student in our program. Courtney was an attendee at our 2019 camp.

Alisha Wong 4:00

Alicia is a Graphic Designer and a Student in our program. Alisha was an attendee at our 2019 camp.

“It’s a great event for anyone to come and try something new. I’d never taken an AI workshop before, so coming here and meeting people that are also not from a tech background is really good and makes you more willing to try it.”

Debora KocakYoung Women Leaders in AI program, 2018

Industry events

Never miss an opportunity to learn and network.

On the AI pulse

Don’t miss a beat of the fast-moving AI industry.

Connections that matter

Join our AI tribe on LinkedIn to stay in touch. 

Learn from the best

From speakers to mentors, these organisations are on board with you.
join the revolution

If you’ve got big ideas for your future, the Young Women Leaders in AI Leadership Camp is the perfect place to start. 

We’re scouting Australia for talented individuals who are ready to think big. If you’ve already got AI ideas, or if you simply like the sound of pursuing a passion that really will change the world then get your application in as soon as you can. Places in the program are capped to achieve a remarkable mix of young women.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the camp?

Our camp is designed to empower female go-getters aged 16 to 26, however our program is all about inclusion. The future of Artifical Intelligence will require diversity, so we want to provide opportunities to all those who are interested in the AI space.

What can I expect to take out of the camp?

The camp will provide you with the tools to understand the opportunities with AI, how you can bring help transform your organisation, and most importantly to get started building your own AI-powered applications. The camp is heavily focused around collaboration with your peers and networking with mentors and successful leaders, and you should leave with plenty of new friends and colleagues after the camp.

Is the camp really for free?

Yes, the event is completely free of charge! Thanks to the support from our sponsors, we’ve made the event free of charge for attendees in order to keep the camp accessible to everyone.

Do I need to already know how to code?

Not at all. While a large portion of the camp will focus on coding, the camp is meant for everyone . We’ll be releasing learning resources to help you get ready for the camp and continue your learning journey once it finishes.

How many applicants will be accepted?

The 2020 camp will accept 150 student applicants. Apply now to reserve your place.

Are you accepting applicants from everywhere in Australia?

Yes, the program is open to everyone, including international travelers.

Where do I stay if I am travelling to the camp?

We recommend Airbnband local hotels/motels for out of town participants. We will be releasing a list of trusted accommodation partners and travel options to all attendees.

What are the important dates to remember?

Applications are open and will close on November 30th 2019, with those accepted to be notified by mid March. The camp will take place for 6 days in April 2020. Exact dates are yet to be confirmed.

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