But the gender gap is widest in math-intensive fields like engineering, computer science, data science, and artificial intelligence. Margaret Taub, a co-organizer of R-Ladies Baltimore and an associate scientist in the Department of Biostatistics at the Bloomberg School, relates. Today, R-Ladies Baltimore boasts more than 1,300 members and is one of 219 R-Ladies chapters in 23 countries. R-Ladies members include a mix of students, professors, industry professionals, and career-changers—some with little or no programming experience and others with doctorates in statistics. A tenet of R-Ladies Baltimore is to welcome everyone—and give women and minorities the mentorship and role models they need to succeed.