In this presentation, "Cultivating Culture in Data Science: The Key to Team Performance, Innovation, and Inclusion ", we delve into the significance of establishing a powerful, shared culture within the field of data science. Culture, often an overlooked aspect, plays an imperative role in defining team performance, spurring innovation, and fostering an inclusive work environment. Drawing insights from thought leaders, we explore how a well-crafted culture can serve as a catalyst for team interdependence, encourage vulnerability and authenticity, and leverage the unique strengths of diverse individuals. By fostering a culture that creates a compelling direction and provides support within an effective role distribution, we illuminate how data science teams can not only excel in their tasks but also solve complex problems with a level of creativity and inclusivity that transcends the norm. Jessica Dunn, Senior Data Scientist at Bank of America, will be our guest speaker.