Women in Data

Helping to cultivate the next generation of women in data

Purpose

Women are underrepresented in the Tech industry. Fact. According to research by WISE, only 16% of tech roles in the UK are filled by women, and this ratio has not improved in 10 years. 

Part of the reason for this is that women are not applying for these roles. A recent PwC survey found that only 27% of female, A-Level and University students would consider a career in technology, compared with 61% of males. The main factors influencing this being the lack of information, advice and role models available for women. 

With TrueCue’s ‘Women in Data Pledge’, we aim to bring together a community of women interested in tech and offer opportunities and resources to learn more about this exciting industry, to hopefully inspire the next generation of women in data.

Throughout various initiatives, we will help to develop participants’ analytics skills with hands-on sessions, and hear from some incredible women about the work they do as well as their experiences of the tech industry.

Meet the Women behind TrueCue

Bingqian Gao

Data Science Lead

What do you love most about working in the tech industry?


I love being able to solve real world challenges more efficiently by utilising new technology. It thrills me to see how my work can revolutionise an industry but also people’s day-to-day job, helping them automate the mundane tasks so that they can spend their time and energy on more exciting and fulfilling parts of their jobs.  

If you could give one piece of advice to a fellow women who was considering a career in data, what would it be?

A career in data analytics and data science is becoming more and more accessible, thanks to the development of technology, open source programming languages, and many free or affordable resources available online. It doesn’t require a specific degree to have a successful career in data. Have a problem-solving and “growth” mindset instead. It’s also extremely important to realise that it requires more than just technical skills to thrive in tech and analytics – an excellent analyst / data scientist combines strong technical skills with business acumen, creativity, communication and people skills to make real impact.

Rasa Guzelyte

Analytics Consultant

What do you love most about working in the tech industry?

I love the strong growth and innovation culture of the tech industry. Each project presents me with a new problem to solve, which helps me develop my skills and learn about different industries. Tech allows me to make meaningful impact for clients, which is especially rewarding.

If you could give one piece of advice to a fellow women who was considering a career in data, what would it be?

Technology landscape is constantly evolving, so there are always new industry skills to pick-up and many online resources to help you. I would recommend attending industry-specific events like user groups and hackathons to meet other like-minded people.

Sophie Hiscock

Graduate Analytics Consultant

What do you love most about working in the data analytics?


Through my work with clients, I get access to all kinds of datasets which each present different challenges. I really enjoy that, as a result, no day is the same and I’m able to learn about a range of industries.

If you could give one piece of advice to women considering a career in data, what would it be?

You don’t need to have formally studied Data Science to work in the industry – there are many kinds of roles and a wealth of resources freely available online to help develop your skills.

Stuti Gupta

Data Warehouse Tester

What do you love most about working in the tech industry?

We use a diverse array of tools and platforms, and this provides me with an incredible learning experience and exposure to some amazing technologies driving the data analytics industry forward.

If you could give one piece of advice to a fellow women who was considering a career in data, what would it be?
There are lot of online materials that will help you build your knowledge and confidence on any data related technologies, so I’d definitely start there.

Are you interested in kick-starting your career in data?

Women in data hackathon

Real life project experience

Add project experience in working with real life data and a diverse team to your CV

Practice Technical and Business skills

Learn and practice your technical skills in using analytics tools, and put your team-working, project management and story-telling skills to test!

Valuable Networking Opportunity

Make friends with fellow female data enthusiasts, and start building your network in analytics with industry experts and mentors for women in data



KEY DATES

Registration
08/09 – 06/10
Hackathon
13/10 – 27/10
Finalist Presentations
02/11

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