Data Driven Women strives to build a supportive community of graduate learners to address the gender gap and promote the success of women in the ever-changing landscape of data.
We aim to establish a lifelong mentorship program to harness the collective intelligence, experience, and energy of inspirational women to perpetuate female influence and leadership in the professional world and beyond.
Foster a life-long network that encourages leadership and personal growth among women
Inspire women across disciplines to join the data movement
Amplify the influence and success of women in the workplace and beyond
Harness the collective intelligence, experience, and energy of inspirational leaders
Engage community through programming, mentoring, and sharing resources
- A powerful network of inspiring leaders
- Bi-Weekly lunch and learn meetings
- Presenters to educate and encourage
- Continuing Alumni mentorship program
- Sharing of news, trends and learning opportunities in the field
- One in four data scientists are women, and they hold only 26% of all data professional positions https://www.betterbuys.com/bi/comparing-data-scienceroles/
- 57% of bachelor’s degrees are earned by women, only 12% of them are in computer science https://girlswhocode.com/
- Women with eight years of programming experience are as confident in their skills as their male peers with zero to one year of programming experience - Harvard University Study
- 74% of middle school girls express an interest in STEM topics and careers, but only 0.4% of high school girls end up choosing computer science for a college major https://girlswhocode.com/
- Tech companies led by women have an average of a 35% higher return on capital than those led by men http://www.recode.net/2016/6/2/11834380/craig-newmark-women-tech-funding... · Only 20% of data scientists are women http://widusa.com/
- Sheryl Sandberg Video: Why we have too few women leaders: https://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_sandberg_why_we_have_too_few_women_leaders · Women in Data Science Conference Video: http://www.widsconference.org/
We are different in that we are a data-driven club focused on keeping up with the ever-changing technologies and innovation in our field. A key element is our mentorship model where we aim to provide guidance, training, and recruitment.
- Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference, Cambridge by Harvard IACS and MIT IDSS
- Round Table Luncheon with Dr. Jennifer Priestley, Associate Dean, Graduate College and Professor of Statistics and Data Science.
- A PhD panel discussion on Data Science Research with Kennesaw State’s PhD in Data Science students
- Women in Data Science Conference, Cambridge, Ma, sponsored by Harvard, MIT, Microsoft Research New England, and Stanford University
- Mentoring and Resume Workshop, Brown Bag Lunch
- A discussion on Negotiations and Work Relationships with Dr. Rachel Campagna, Assistant Professor of Management at the University of NH Business School
- A Discussion on Recruitment Julia Vaillancourt, alumnae, MS in Analytics ‘18, and Statistical Analyst at Equifax in Atlanta
- Presentation by Cheryl Priestley, leading the Data Analytics & Reporting team at Southern Company, a live-streamed event in collaboration with Kennesaw State University Women of Data Science
- Interview Preparation Lunch Session
- Women’s power speech session - What is Data Science?
- Review Literature - O’Reilly Women In Data Report, Confidence Code
- First Tech Night for girls in the community (DigiGirlz, Girls Who Code)
- Women in Data Science - Datathon
- Women in Data Science Conference (Cambridge) will be hosted by IACS, MIT IDSS, Microsoft NERD (in conjunction with WiDS Stanford). Free and open to the public; registration required.
- Women In Data Science Conference - live-streamed in the UNH DataLab
- Personal journey and Experiences as a Woman in Leadership Talk with Tracy Cosker, Associate Director of UNH Online
- Women in Business Conference, Peter T Paul College of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire
- Implicit bias and High Achieving Women Discussion Lunch with Vanessa Druskat, MBA Professor of Organizational Leadership, presented.
- Kennesaw State: Analytics Day Conference
- UNH Women’s Leadership Retreat: Lead Like a Woman