What we're about

HER+Data MCR ("Her plus Data Manchester") is a community working to connect, inspire, support and empower the NW UK’s Women in Data! We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Event pages are created about 3-4 weeks in advance but future dates are scheduled on the technwuk calendar (https://technw.uk/calendar.html).

HER+Data MCR is a Meetup group which brings together anyone who identifies as a woman and has a connection to data - whether they work with data, would like to work with data, and/or simply have an interest in data! The scope is intended to be broad to include as many women within STEM as possible while also maintaining a focus on the topic of data - we talk data science, analytics, research, visualisation, software, applications and experiences women share working in male dominated environments. We have members whose backgrounds range from academia to industry, students to CEOs, neuroscientists to idea implementers. We meet once a month (on the 2nd Thursday), provide ample time for networking, and showcase 2-4 women in data speakers who talk about their career paths, role models, challenges faced and data projects that they work on. We also conduct masterclasses a few times each year on topics such as CV writing, interviewing techniques and salary negotiation to empower women to progress in data roles.

HER+Data (http://herplusdata.org/) is a space where everyone can share their stories and develop. We're volunteer driven so we keep our events simple and informal. There will be great content, laughter and a room full of data women from various backgrounds. So come along, ask questions, and get inspired! And if there are specific topics that you would like to see discussed then please let us know. We are always happy to explore new ideas and new collaborations. HER+Data was originally founded in Dublin, Ireland as XX+Data by Karen Church (https://twitter.com/karenchurch) and the Manchester chapter was established by Rachael Ainsworth (https://twitter.com/rachaelevelyn).

Thank you so much to Evolution Recruitment Solutions (https://www.evolutionjobs.com/uk/) for sponsoring our events! Evolution delivers IT and tech recruitment solutions for niche and volume contingent, retained search, RPO and contract assignments. Our specialist recruitment consultants partner with their clients to provide the best quality candidates for hard-to-fill roles. Using customer intelligence from the relationships we’ve developed, augmented with data from social media, events, networking, and advertisement responses, provides us with a detailed profile of the IT professionals our clients need. Evolution is different because we don’t just recruit in the IT and tech sectors, we are actively and consistently involved in the industries – including our involvement with HER + Data. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity within the IT and tech industries. 2019 statistics show that women make up only one-in-six tech specialists in the UK, Evolution is committed to improving these numbers and highlighting the importance of women working in IT and tech.

We would also love to thank the Software Sustainability Institute (https://software.ac.uk/) for sponsoring the cost of our Meetup page and to Sticker Mule (http://stickermule.com/supports/herdatamcr19-sponsorship) for sponsoring our stickers!

By joining our community, you are agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/HER-Data-MCR/pages/28013678/Code_of_Conduct/).

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[ONLINE] Meet Amazing #WomenInData

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HER+Data MCR is a community working to connect, inspire, support and empower the NW UK’s Women in Data! Our goal is to bring together women who work in data or who would like to work in data - to support one another, share experiences and talk data - big or small! Whether you’re a student just embarking on a career or a seasoned data professional, this group is for you. We want to connect and inspire amazing data women with diverse expertise and experience. At this event, we’ll have talks from inspiring leaders in marketing, data science and AI. So come along, ask questions and meet other women who love data! Agenda (times are in BST & may vary by a few minutes on the day): 18:30 Welcome, Announcements 18:40 Viv Yau 19:00 Priyaa Thavasimani 19:20 Esen Girit Tümer 19:40 Networking 20:00 Close Speakers: - Viv Yau (https://twitter.com/vivthediv) - Founder of Influencer Marketing Agency, Bee Influence. Viv is the founder of Manchester’s first dedicated influencer marketing agency, Bee Influence. Viv’s aim is to dismantle the myths surrounding influencer marketing ‘It’s just people posting on Instagram, isn’t it?’ And convey how data is a vital component in working with influencers. Bee Influence have delivered influencer marketing campaigns for the likes of Vistaprint, LG, I Saw It First, JigTalk and Pink Cloud Beauty Co. - Priyaa Thavasimani (https://www.linkedin.com/in/priyaathavasimani/) - Research Associate, University of Manchester. Priyaa has a PhD in Computer Science. Her career is a mix of both Academic and Industrial experience. She has authored 3 books on "Service Oriented Architecture", "An Insight to Android", and "Cloud Computing". She is a Research Associate working as part of the Square Kilometre Array project at the University of Manchester. In her career, she has dealt with voluminous data. She has organised numerous international workshops, hackathons and a CSIR funded seminar. She has also given guest lectures on “Spring, Hibernate and Struts” Technologies and “Android”. She is very keen to transfer her knowledge through her YouTube channel, in which she has a dedicated playlist for Data Science. - Esen Girit Tümer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/esen-girit-tümer-b99a706) - Founder and CEO, Essential Evolutions. Esen is recognised by Economist and Forbes Magazines as one of the top 50 most successful Women CEO Leaders across all industries and recognised as Number 1 in Healthcare Medical Technologies. She is a CEO with a proven track record of executive roles in global organisations in healthcare. She is a high calibre inspirational leader, influential Keynote speaker on Artificial Intelligence & Smart Wearable technologies, High Tech and Women Empowerment. Thank you to Evolution (https://www.evolutionjobs.com/uk/) for kindly supporting our events & to the Software Sustainability Institute for sponsoring the costs of the Meetup group (https://www.software.ac.uk/). By registering for this event you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/HER-Data-MCR/pages/28013678/Code_of_Conduct/). Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/herplusdatamcr) for updates!

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