november, 2019

28nov3:00 pm3:15 pmJillian Kowalchuk, Founder Safe & The CityEquality by design3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Session Details

Session title:

Equality by design

Session overview:

We can only change the things we measure. This is the power data can achieve. Otherwise invisible or buried issues from underrepresented groups can facilitate change, but only once we can unlock the wisdom of the crowd and effectively communicate data in a meaningful way. Beginning her career as a behavioural epidemiologist she began to see the world in a different light. She discovered a gap in data and technology while traveling, which could be used to share otherwise unreported social crimes, like sexual harassment, to empower equality into the design of safer spaces. Jillian will discuss her incredible journey of Founding Safe & the City, a crowdsourcing safety navigation app to create more inclusive spaces to walk, study, work, shop & live. Join this talk to be inspired how you can use data in a way to drive equality through in your own way.


Jillian Kowalchuk, BA, MSc is an award-winning entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and is the Founder & CEO of Safe & The City, the street-smarts app to safely navigate while making your experience count. She was given the Exceptional Talent in Technology by the U.K. Home Office, sits on the Commonwealth Businesswomen Executive Team and the Department for International Trade’s Global Entrepreneurial Programme Female Founders Advisory Board. Jillian is a speaker, business coach and consultant sharing her knowledge and experience of traveling to over 50 countries and a breadth of knowledge on gender equality, tech4good, women in STEM to inspire and motivate others to take innovative action to solve meaningful problems.

Download Safe & the City’s app here

Helping to guide you from A to B as safely as possible – why not try it for your journey to and from Women in Data UK 2019?

Twitter: @safeandthecity


3:00 pm - 3:15 pm


Main Stage Empowerment


Jillian Kowalchuk

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