Global Leadership Team Transition

R-Ladies first began as a meet-up in 2012, and became a global organization in 2016. Since inception, the R-Ladies Global organization has been run on 100% volunteer effort from individuals and chapters throughout the world. The organization is built upon layers of support - the global leadership team, the broader global team, local chapter organizers, and community members - all who donate their time and effort to sustain the mission of promoting gender diversity in the R community.

Request for Proposal - Javascript Development (Contract Work)

The R-Ladies global organization wants to implement some new functionalities (using Javascript) for a re-implementation of their website, whose source code may be found on GitHub.

R-Ladies would like to invite you to prepare a proposal to accomplish the above task that includes timeline, cost, and deliverables. The following RFP includes a background of our organization and describes the purpose of the redesign, its desired functionality, and specific requests relating to the proposal. We understand that details may be subject to change upon vendor recommendation and/ or research of more optimal solutions. In your proposal, please feel free to suggest alternatives where noted.

R-Ladies+ Feat. useR! 2021

In this post, you will see that we have used the R-Ladies logo with the colors of the rainbow and the trans flags. We have also added a + to the R-Ladies name. As symbols and words matter a lot, we wanted to explicitly communicate, with the use of these symbols, the importance of diversity and inclusion to our community. We used them in this useR! to reinforce that we welcome diversity and put an effort into creating collectively a safe and friendly space.

Curating for @WeAreRLadies on Twitter

Figure 1: Photo by Arno Smit on Unsplash ( This post was originally published on Shannon Pileggi’s personal blog. TL; DR In February 2021 I tweeted to a daunting >20k followers by curating for @WeAreLadies on Twitter. This was great opportunity to share knowledge, interact with others, and learn something in return, ultimately cultivating new connections and collaborations. From preparation to fruition, I hope this post helps you confidently enroll as a curator!

R-Ladies Global Turns Five!

We are excited to announce that R-Ladies Global turns five this month! It’s been an incredible journey. Do you want to know how it all started? You can read about our history here. With this post we would like to celebrate our achievements and tell you why we are so proud of our amazing community! Little did we know five years ago that a community of only four chapters would inspire so many around the world.

The R-Ladies Mentoring Program: R-Ladies Cotonou journey

We are very happy to provide you this blog article in different languages, English, French and Spanish. If you would like to know more about how to contribute to the R-Ladies Blog in general or would like to recommend anything, please reach out to us with an e-mail at How it all started …? 🤔 R-Ladies Cotonou is a local chapter of R-Ladies Global located in Cotonou, Benin (West Africa).

Reduced Service Mode for R-Ladies Global

This year has been and continues to be a challenging year for many, if not all, of us. We have needed to make some adjustments in our personal lives and as R-Ladies is a volunteer run organisation we also needed to make some changes in the work we do at R-Ladies Global. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, we have added new infrastructure for online meetups via Calendly, Zoom and a YouTube channel, along with guides and training for organizers.

#BlackLivesMatter: A joint statement by Forwards and R-Ladies

As organizations committed to broadening diversity and inclusion in our community, we stand with #BlackLivesMatter and join those who demand justice for systemic oppression. Pervasive racism negatively impacts the participation of Black people in society. The current events in the USA echo what has happened and continues to happen to minoritised people across the world. We are aggregating resources and are taking deliberate actions to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the R community now and moving forward.

R-Ladies Infrastructure for Online Meetups

Our chapters have cancelled in-person meetups due to the corona virus pandemic. However, we want our members to be able to stay connected and still share their latest R-related discoveries and journeys. To support our chapter organisers in moving their events online, we decided to provide them with video conferencing infrastructure. Our network has grown to over 160 chapters worldwide so we were wondering how many meeting rooms we would need.

Recipe for a year-end video

To close the awesome R-Ladies 2019 year we made a video, if you haven’t seen it yet, here it is: Happy New Year to all #rladies and allies! 🎉🎉🎉 Video put together by @yabellini & @_lacion_ , voice @AlejaBellini 💜💜💜 — R-Ladies Global (@RLadiesGlobal) January 1, 2020 Did you like it? Do you want to know how we did it? Here we will give you all the details: