Roisin founded Women in Data® in 2015. The impetus for Women in Data and its first 100-strong event at UCL originated in Roisin’s shock and disappointment at diminishing numbers of female applicants for jobs in Data.
Her career started in 2000 when she embarked on a profession dedicated to talent and innovation with the leading recruitment firm, Datatech Analytics. With over two decades of unrivalled experience in the data industry, Roisin is recognised as a leading expert in talent acquisition and retention. Her endeavours with Women in Data have cemented her as an authority on gender representation in the world of data.
Wind forward to 2022: the Women in Data community has grown to 25,000 members and the organisation’s influence is both broad and deep. Women in Data has become famous for its landmark annual events, which have grown in size and prestige year-on-year, as well as its year–round partner and member support, and its Twenty in Data and Technology annual spotlight on female trail-blazers and rising stars.
Today, more insight is available into the barriers to entry that affect both young girls and women in leadership. Together with its partners, Women in Data is involved in practical working parties designed to have a measurable, positive impact on pressing issues such as sector entry, advancement, certification, pay and inclusion. Roisin has been recognised in DataIQ’s Top 100. She still leads Datatech’s operations, where she has happily witnessed a significant increase in applications from women for Data roles, and continues to build some of the UK’s most cutting-edge data teams.
Roisin continues to drive more inclusive and innovative methods in which to engage women in a career in Data, develop their expertise in the sector and use the human capital and brilliance of the community for good. Women’s Safety, Women’s Health and Girls in Data are three key initiatives she is helping to advance.