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R-Ladies Community


Welcome and thank you for your interest in the R-Ladies Community Slack!

Before signing up, we would like to guide you through a few essential pieces of information regarding the access and use of this Slack.

What is R-Ladies

R-Ladies is a global organisation that aims to promote gender diversity in the R community.

To facilitate communication and enable networking in a safe environment among all R-Ladies worldwide we set up this Slack.

Who is this Slack for?

This slack is for people that identify as a woman or gender minority and are interested in the R programming language.

If you are a cis-male (assigned male at birth and also identify as male), please do not sign up.

What should and can you do on this Slack?

In principle anything that contributes to a friendly and welcoming community.

    Here are a few examples:
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Share your achievements
  • Look for and share job opportunities
  • Advertise events and conferences
  • Share #rstats news
  • Share resources
  • Bring in your ideas for the R-Ladies community

What is this Slack not for?

    There are a few things this Slack is not meant for:
  • Promoting commercial products (if you would like to provide a discount to R-Ladies members, please discuss with the leadership team first).
  • Sharing inappropriate content. Examples are disturbing images or videos, fashions that promote negative values, health risks or bad habits, false information, offensive or mocking content.

If you are unsure whether a post is suitable, best is to ask "@Community Management Team" within Slack or send an email at

Code of Conduct

A Code of Conduct is a list of rules that support an inclusive culture and protect the members of a group.

Let’s make R-Ladies Community Slack a harassment-free experience for everyone.

    We do not tolerate harassment:
  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person's lifestyle choices and practices.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.

You find the full R-Ladies Code of Conduct here in the English, Spanish and Portuguese versions.

Code of Conduct

    More specifically, we ask you to:
  • Not share anything that was shared on Slack outside this Slack. If you want to share any content, please ask the person involved for their consent.
  • Avoid overtly sexual or offensive usernames or profile photos which might detract from a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all.


If you are being harassed by a member/guest/participant of/at R-Ladies, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Global Leadership Team via

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the Global Leadership Team may take any action they deem appropriate.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the Global Leadership Team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all R-Ladies spaces (including meetups, Twitter, Slack, mailing lists, both online and offline) and identification of the participant as a harasser to other R-Ladies members or the general public.

Gender neutral language

We would like to encourage gender-neutral language in this Slack. Please avoid addressing people as “ladies” or “guys”. You can use expressions as “folks”, “y’all”, “everyone”, “everybody” instead.

There are plenty of reasons for a preference of being addressed in a gender-neutral way and we would like to respect that.


If you have a question regarding R-Ladies community slack please contact

If you are interested in starting an R-Ladies chapter in your city (awesome!), please contact

If you would like to report harassment or violation of parts of the Code of Conduct, please contact

Within Slack you can contact us via "@Community Management Team".