Bigger and farther-reaching at Women in Data UK in 2017
We are delighted to announce that this year we will have more than 400 data professionals at the Women in Data UK event. We have extended the event to a full day that includes more speakers to educate and inspire the WiD UK community, a panel session, parallel workshops, more networking time and a sponsor exhibitor room in the evening.
This year we are pleased to welcome sponsors for the first time. Each sponsor actively promotes the importance and value of diversity and we look forward to their contributions.
After filling last year’s space at the Grand Connaught Rooms with more than 200 attendees, we have moved into the Ballroom and adjacent rooms for WiD UK 2017. The day includes refreshments, lunch and a longer evening drinks reception to allow attendees to meet our sponsors and enjoy an even more valuable networking opportunity.
Your hosts: Roisin McCarthy and Rachel Keane … and the partnership with the Female Lead
We could not be more pleased with the amazing success of previous Women in Data UK events and their positive outcomes. We have seen the significant and measurable influence of WiD UK on the careers of women in data at all levels, from graduate to boardroom, which has translated into an uplift in the placement of women in significant data roles. However, this is not a time to become complacent; it is a time to capitalise on the momentum generated to date. The support of the WiD UK community has encouraged us to go bigger and aim wider.
We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Edwina Dunn and The Female Lead. The work of The Female Lead goes deep and wide, from encouraging girls at grass roots level in schools to be brave enough to aspire to be future leaders, to promoting global luminaries as role models for all women.
We would like to thank Edwina, our wonderful speakers, and our sponsors, all of whom have a common objective to promote diversity as a blueprint for effective team work and as a positive force in business.
We look forward to meeting you on the day and hope you will all take away key messages and form relationships that support you in your careers.