Glass half full or glass ceiling?

Published: 05.03.2021
This International Women’s Day, we consider what’s next for women in data and technology International Women’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the role of women in data and technology – but while we’ve come a long way, there’s still plenty more to do. While there are certainly

Is age just a number?

Published: 23.02.2021
About Me: What is the most a 17-year-old can do? Let me tell you. I just turned 17 this year and I’m a passionate teenage girl, who is determined to explore my thriving data industry. I want to be the voice that inspires and motivates more girls to take Stem careers further. I also want to make

Part 1: Discovering my calling and transitioning

Published: 26.05.2020
By Elektra Papazoglou Data Science, being such a new field, is not a career I envisioned when I first chose a field of study. At the time, I thought of pursuing a career in research, following clues and testing hypotheses, to create something novel and impactful. My journey to becoming a data

Part 2: Now that I’m walking, how do I run? – the move from junior to senior

Published: 26.05.2020
By Elektra Papazoglou Part ii: Now that I’m walking, how do I run? – the move from junior to senior At last, I had earned my golden ticket. My first official role as a data scientist was at a boutique consulting firm. That meant a lot of experimenting with algorithms and working on

Part 3: Starting over yet again – my role at Kalido

Published: 26.05.2020
By Elektra Papazoglou Part iii: Starting over yet again – my role at Kalido Kalido is an AI-driven matching engine that continuously matches members of organizations, non-profits and universities to unmet demand. It has a social component, which would ordinarily leave me uninterested in

Survival guide for self-isolation – Part One

Published: 01.04.2020
By Lydia Chong We are in the midst of a pandemic, the country is in lock down and the nation is hoarding toilet paper. Fear, stress and a sense of loss are completely natural reactions, especially for those who are on the frontline fighting against Coronavirus, as well as those who are vulnerable

Self-isolating while expecting: maintaining work-life balance when there’s no certainty

Published: 31.03.2020
First time moms really want it to be perfect, and by that I mean, you’re trying to take decisions well ahead to cope with your lack of knowing. Being in startups for the past 10 years, I feel like I have been equipped for that task very well. Planning for the unknown is very much like building

Statement of support

Published: 23.03.2020
As part of our community, we want to let you know that we value you, and that our thoughts go out to you, and all those affected by COVID-19: if there is ever a time to come together, it is now. In light of this pandemic, social distancing and self-isolation are prudent and necessary measures to

Women in Data Meet-up 5th March – QuantumBlack

Published: 03.03.2020
INVITATION ONLY Please note, due to capacity and subject matter this meet-up can only be attended by invitation 5th March – QuantumBlack Join Women in Data UK and QuantumBlack for an evening of insightful talks, networking and an interactive workshop at their offices in London. Speakers and

Hattie’s Story

Published: 02.03.2020
In 2008, I was 15 and looking around Sixth Form Colleges to complete my A levels. Like any 15-year-old, I had little clue to exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up, but the last few years had seen my interest and capability in Mathematics, Music, Engineering and Product Design flourish- so this

Women in Data Meet-up 12th March – Lloyd’s of London

Published: 19.02.2020
12 March – Lloyd’s of London Join Women in Data and Lloyd’s of London for an evening of insightful talks and networking with some of the industry’s foremost data influencers. Speakers and Topics Jennifer Rigby – Panel Session with Charlotte Redeker, Ann McManus, Moderated by Katherine

Dun & Bradstreet – The Power of Data Podcast

Published: 13.12.2019
Co-founder Roisin McCarthy discussed the ways organizations can encourage more women into data related roles. We also hear from two of the inspirational women named in the 2019 ‘Twenty in Data’: Laura Bonnett from the University of Liverpool and Indi Birak from Fujitsu. Stream the podcast

A story of an unconventional route into an underrepresented field

Published: 13.12.2019
By Helen Bollington. The stats say…. 88% of data scientists have at least a Master’s degree (in a STEM subject), with males filling about 85% of data science roles. Can females without a technical background succeed in this field? Follow my story of an unconventional route into an

The most valuable opportunity in 2019

Published: 11.12.2019
By Tomomi Tomlin. On the chilly morning of 28 November 2019, I was contemplating on what to expect at Women in Data event that I was about to attend. When I walked into the InterContinental London – The O2, I was amazed to see a large number of data professional females in one place. It was the

First time WiD

Published: 09.12.2019
By Frankie Benson. I went to my first WiD event on 28th November. Not knowing what to expect, I turned up eager to meet new people and learn new skills. As soon as I walked in, it hit me with what an incredible and impressive event it really was. As someone who has just started their career as a

Women in Data UK Meet-up 8th November – Google

Published: 11.10.2019
8th November – Google – Lunch and Learn Google and Women in Data UK invite you to a ‘Lunch & Learn’ Meet-up to discover how Google combines insights and diverse viewpoints to build products that are helpful for consumers and businesses. Sessions and Topics Host: Harry Davies, Head of

A Mum’s Story: The Benefits of Unpaid Leave

Published: 12.09.2019
By Natalie Trist, Chief Credit Officer at Moneybarn. Full time working mums don’t see their kids enough……fact. Controversial statement, right?   The only thing I know for sure is “enough” is personal.   And irrespective of the time you spend away from your kids, you feel

Women in Data UK interview | TechXLR8 2019

Published: 02.09.2019
Co-founders (Rachel Keane and Roisin McCarthy) and chair (Payal Jain) of Women in Data UKTM discuss how they are empowering women in the data and technology sectors, whilst changing the data

Bias in, diversity out – How AI can entrench bias – and what should you do?

Published: 21.08.2019
By Lydia Chong If you are attending the HouseMark – Housing Data and Analytics Summit, this is one presentation you can’t afford to miss. Payal Jain (MD JCURV & Chair of Women in Data UK) and Roisin McCarthy (Co-Founder WiD UK, Datatech Analytics) will be stepping up to the podium to

Women in Data UK Meet-up 19th September – BT

Published: 07.08.2019
19th September – BT Women in Data UK and BT are delighted to invite you to this meet-up, featuring a stellar line-up of BT employees. Don’t miss out on our last meet-up of the season! Sessions and Topics Join us for a panel discussion on the theme of flexible and co-location working. Looking at

Women in Data UK Meet-up 12th September – dunnhumby

Published: 07.08.2019
12th September – dunnhumby Women in Data UK and dunnhumby are pleased to invite you to WiD UK’s first North West meet-up. A panel session with specialists from dunnhumby, HSBC and We Are Discounts will explore flexible and co-location working. Sessions and Topics Join us for a panel

3 surprising insights from WiD UK that will change your life (maybe)

Published: 06.08.2019
Written by Lydia Chong, Assistant at Women in Data UK. I am not one to shill for major corporations. So it came as a surprise to me, when at the last Women in Data UK Meet-up, I was on the verge of tears watching a short video, produced by Sainsbury’s, about the importance of acceptance and

“Didn’t you know I was shy?!” – How a WiD overcame her biggest fear

Published: 29.07.2019
When I started secondary school, I was so shy that my teachers expressed concern about the fact that they could not hear me answering questions, even though I was seated in the front row. Fourteen years later, I moved to London, bringing my shyness and introversion with me. Alone and far from home,

Women in Data UK Meet-up 18th July – Sainsbury’s group

Published: 26.06.2019
18th July – Sainsbury’s Group Delve into the world of retail analytics at Women in Data UK and Sainsbury’s Group’s meet-up. We’re excited to showcase the best of Sainsbury’s talent as they offer the chance to explore how they operate and give their top tips. Sessions

Women in Data UK Meet-up 4th July – TUI group

Published: 10.06.2019
4th July – TUI Group TUI Group invites their local data community to discuss the importance of women in data. Datatech Analytics and TUI Group are delighted to bring you an exciting evening of discussion from TUI’s most inspirational employees. As the world’s number one tourism business,