“As the TrueCue Hackathon comes to an end, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to participate. I have learned so much from a wonderful global team.
The experience was a great introduction to data science and it was a great opportunity to brush up on my data analysis skills and practice my new Tableau skills.
I am so excited to continue learning.”Megan Charles – Operations Manager at Dose of Nature and Women in Data Hackathon 2020 Participant
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
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.
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.
Women in Data Hackathon, 2020
In October 2020, we joined forces with Women in Data, the largest professional network for female data professionals, and launched our first Women in Data Hackathon.
With over 300 participants from 41 countries, we’re proud to be able to share the experience with you.
Read about Sophie’s experience as an Analytics Consultant and a ‘Woman in Data’…
I’ve heard that you have 80,000 hours in your career. When I began mine, I hoped I would do good with my time, be constantly learning and work with interesting people. 1,500 hours in, TrueCue has allowed me to do all three.
One of my first projects was to create an app to help doctors plan patient initiations on a breakthrough treatment for a chronic disease. This task was daunting at first, but made easier by the intense training we had received when we arrived at TrueCue, as well as the openness and expertise of the team.
Case Study: Fighting COVID-19 with Data
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