Last month, our consultant Sally was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend the Women in Data UK conference. Women in Data (WiD) UK is the UK’s largest female data professional network and, with only 25% of current data professionals being women, it has the hugely important role of providing positive examples and success stories to promote the interest in STEM to a diverse range of people.
This conference is a yearly event that aims to educate and inspire the WiD UK community through high-profile speakers, development sessions, training, networking and all-day exhibits. There was a large range of speakers and topics including improving workplace communication, managing stakeholders expectations and on how Artificial Intelligence can be applied and used for Social Good.
Speaking about the event Sally said, “My highlight of the day was hearing from Dame Stephanie Shirley who talked about her experiences as a pioneer in IT, starting her own extremely successful company despite facing all the difficulties as a woman in business in the 1960s. It was a very inspiring day and a great opportunity to hear about the careers of a range of successful women in data.”