Women in Data UKTM 2018 – great speakers, venue and partners. Record numbers.

We were delighted to have 1000 data professionals at the 2018 Women in Data UK landmark event. We extended the event format, with speakers, development sessions and all-day exhibits to inspire the WiD UK community. Workshops were fully booked within 30 minutes of being made available!

We thank all our incredible partners whose support enables us to make this event free for attendees. Each partner actively promotes the importance of gender diversity, which they made clear in their presentations.

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WATCH: Overview video of Women in Data UK 2018, the largest UK data event of its kind.

PROUD PARTNERS OF WOMEN IN DATA UKTM

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Our Partners and Women in Data in the news

BBC South Women in Data UK & The Female Lead

14th January 2019
BBC South Women in Data & The Female Lead

TfL’s CDO comments on booming Data sector

23rd August 2018
Lauren Sager Weinstein is a committed Women in Data UK supporter and Twenty in Data and Technology 2017 awardee.

Data On the Ground by Katrina Soderquest

15th August 2018
Katrina Soderquest studied a range of sciences at university and eventually opted for Analytics over lab-based work. Here Katrina reflects on data science used in Search and Resolve methods and popularity models to help Hotels.com®; give customers the best results.

Listen to Roisin and Rachel on MediaCom podcast

13th August 2018
Roisin McCarthy and Rachel Keane, Co-founders of WiD UK, were thrilled to record a podcast with MediaCom. Insight, purpose and humour. Listen to the background to the growth of Women in Data UK since 2015. WID UK’s objectives include encouragement and gender parity in data roles from entry level to board, which requires collaboration with men (not ‘beard bashing’). WiD UK cite a 12% uplift in female placements and the impact of the Twenty in Data and Technology awardees as role models among recent tangible successes. Roisin and Rachel were invited to talk about the growth of Women in Data UK, just at the time when this year’s 1000-delegate event was announced. Roisin and Rachel said, “There’s big need for forums, support and education for women in data. We are overjoyed with the success of Twenty Women in Data and Technology, co-promoted with The Female Lead, which we expect to surpass expectations this year. Most importantly, we are seeing signs of change, with more appointments of women in senior roles and the growing understanding that gender diversity translates to better business.” Stream the podcast here Download on iTunes

Payal makes ‘Influential Women in UK Tech’ longlist

30th July 2018
We congratulate our Chair, Payal Jain, who is on the CW longlist for ‘Most Influential Women in UK Tech’. The great thing is the list of influential women in technology gets longer each year! We are proud of the recognition that Payal receives and of the way she promotes Women in Data in multiple media channels. Payal is a regular name in DataIQ’s Data Top 100 and was voted No1 Data Titan in 2016. You can find the CW full longlist at: https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252444636/Most-influential-women

Roisin and Rachel record MediaCom podcast

25th July 2018
Roisin McCarthy and Rachel Keane, Co-founders of WiD UK, were thrilled to record a podcast with MediaCom. We’ll let you know when it’s available. Roisin and Rachel were invited to talk about the growth of Women in Data UK, just at the time when this year’s 1000-delegate event was announced. Roisin and Rachel said, “It’s really been a great few years, which proves that there is a big need for forums, support and education for women in data. Last year we were overjoyed with the success of Twenty Women in Data and Technology, co-promoted with The Female Lead, which we expect to surpass expectations this year. Most importantly, we are seeing signs of change, with more appointments of women in senior roles and the growing understanding that gender diversity translates to better business.”
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Announcing WiD UK Partner Meet-ups 2019

2019 sees the start of an exciting Meet-up initiative hosted by Women in Data UK partners. Partner Meet-ups for 100 delegates give our community the chance to hear about data trends and, importantly, more opportunity to network.

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Women in Data UKTM 2018. It’s your time! Changing the data landscape.

The number of delegates at the Women in Data UK annual event has doubled year on year to 1000 in 2018. We have enjoyed dozens of speakers of the highest calibre and seen the WiD UK community grow to 20,000. 12 of our WiD UK colleagues and participants were recognised in the DataIQ 2018 Big 100. Our Chair, Payal Jain, was No1 Data Titan in 2016 and in 2018 is on the CW long-list for UK influential women in tech. In partnership with Edwina Dunn and The Female Lead, we announced the second Twenty in Data and Technology to act as role models, following the huge success of the inaugural Twenty. Our growth has led to leading brands joining us as partners, to advance data and diversity initiatives in their own organisations, and to encourage women in the data sector at every stage of their careers from graduate to boardroom.

WiD UK 2018 featured some of the most influential women in the data sector, as speakers and on panels, which included a public sector panel and a panel hosted by our Platinum partner, Experian, on the critical matter of Data Trust. We were also delighted to have Liz Truss, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, open the event.

WiD UK 2018 was a busy, varied and positive day … indeed, another a landmark event.

What happened at WiD UK 2018?

Helen Hunter urges attendees to ‘have courage’
Sainsbury’s CDO gave a powerful, open and honest presentation about her career challenges, agile goals and the confidence gap that faces females in STEM.

Data Science is hot, which raises issues of trust
Experian hosted a panel that explored people’s attitudes to privacy and trust, and organisatons’ responsibilities to be ethical and transparent. Lloyds Banking Group provided insight into how Data Science can be applied, monitored and adapted.

An event that perfectly blends inspiration and practical guidance
Amanda Parker invited attendees to tap into their early-life ambitions; Kathryn Parsons mapped gender ratios in STEM and announced new data academies; while Liz Truss invited the WiD community to use their combined voice for positive action.

Network, network, network!
WiD UK events are characterised by their openness and intimacy. The 2018 event gave attendees full access to partner representatives and speakers throughout the day. Attendees also had time to get to know each other in workshops and during event breaks. These networking opportunities are at the core of WiD UK’s ability to facilitate peer relationships that provide immense ongoing support for female data practitioners.

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Women in Data UK
is proud to be working in partnership
with Edwina Dunn and The Female Lead

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