Women in Data is so proud to announce the fourth of our Women in Data and Technology awards events. Although we can’t be together in person, this year’s event continues our annual celebration of the astonishing achievements of 20 exceptional women. With 80 alumni now in our ranks, the event has grown not just in size, but in relevance.
Over the last year we’ve seen some historic moments. Joe Biden’s address to Congress was remarkable for its opening line - “Madam speaker, madam vice president” - the first time those words had ever been said. But let’s not overlook an important point. The speech was still given by a man…
Our annual events celebrate the overcoming of adversity and creating innovative solutions to problems - and this year, home is where we’ve made it happen.
Take, for example, the portraits of our awardees. Given the impossibility of face-to-face photography sessions, our good friends at Sane Seven developed a robot photographer to get around the problem, showing that - with the right technology and thinking - remote can still be intimate. And we applaud and thank them for it.
We’d also like to thank our sponsors and friends at Snowflake, for supporting this event in so many ways. We know that they share our passionate belief that gender equality in data and technology is not just the right goal - it’s a fundamental building block for true innovation and business success.
Every year, every time we come together, we move forward. Today, 16% of data and tech leaders are women, as opposed to 3% in 2005.