Women in Data UK is a movement and a force for change in the realm of data science and analytics.
We provide a platform for female and gender diverse data professionals to share their technical knowledge and experiences, and to encourage more diverse representation in the industry.
The importance of gender parity and diversity in an industry that seeks to understand and influence the lives of millions of people cannot be overstated. When male analysts and scientists outnumber females 4 to 1, it calls into question the validity of consumer insights, mainly whether underlying assumptions used to generate insights or build models, takes into account the experiences of over half the population.
In this context, whilst there is a sound economic justification for increasing female participation at every level in every industry, there is a moral and societal obligation to ensure that the world of data science has proportional representation; which is where you come in.
It is imperative that children at every level of education cultivate an interest in STEM. To do this they must demonstrate how STEM can empower girls, women and gender diverse individuals to be agents of change.
You are pivotal to this movement. With your help, we can provide positive examples of women in the industry, and illuminate their path to a successful career in data science.