26th November 2020

Join the celebrations! Women in Data  is 6 years old. We have six remarkable data leaders to help us reflect on the growth and development of our community and the importance of inclusion in the worlds of data and technology. They will share real reflections, achievements and challenges on our empowerment stage.  Wear something red to the party to champion the Data cause. This is your party, WiDs! You deserve to be proud of how far you’ve come; now let’s get together to share thoughts on how much further you all can go. Happy birthday to you!

We invite you to join us, and remember bring your best  ‘wear something red’.

Hear from 6 Women in Data Leaders as they take to our Virtual empowerment stage.

Time: 5.30 -7.00pm


Opening Welcome and Reflections – Co Hosted by Payal Jain and Roisin McCarthy
6 WiD stories of how the world has impacted us as Women in Data in 2020

  • Karishma Jaitly
  • Caroline Bellamy
  • Caroline Worboys
  • Louise Maynard Atem
  • Nicky Klein
  • Plus a special guest

Q&A with the amazing Caroline Florence
Followed by speed networking

Roisin McCarthy


Starting her career as a junior recruiter in 2000, focusing exclusively on data and analytics, McCarthy has forged her career by building relationships between people who want to develop their careers and those who need the rare skills that these people can provide. As a result of her own efforts, over two thousand people have moved into more satisfying roles and dozens of teams put together. Furthermore, she has managed a successful team of professional recruiters which, over the years, has placed thousands more. Today, she runs the successful recruitment firm, Datatech Analytics, and is the co-founder of the ground-breaking initiative, Women in Data UK. Over the past 19 years, McCarthy has been responsible for building some of the UK’s most cutting-edge data teams and has facilitated some of the most influential and successful careers in this sector, building relationships, influence and firm friendships along the way. McCarthy is seen as a thought-leader and an authority on careers, team development and talent acquisition in the field. Her unrivalled network of contacts, commitment to the data and analytics community and her unwavering passion for building strong, skilled teams is what makes her so unique.

Payal Jain


Payal is a Managing Director at JCURV, a management consultancy company whose mission is to increase the agility of UK PLC by helping companies radically change the way they leverage data. Previous to this, Payal has held several executive roles in the Banking and Finance industry for the last 18 years including Existing Customer Management and Loans Director at Vanquis Bank and Managing Director of Strategic Analytics at Barclays, responsible for all the analytics in the UK and European Credit Card and Lending division across 8 countries.

Payal is the Chair of Women in Data, whose mission is gender parity in all data roles, especially at a senior level. In 2016, Payal was recognised as the most influential data professional in the DataIQ Top 100 leaders in the UK. In 2019, Payal was recognised in the HERoes Top 100 Women Executives in the UK and highly commended in the category of Digital and Technology in the Asian Women of Achievement Awards.