Meet Amazing Women in Data - Celebrating Black History Month!

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This group 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 - to connect, support, empower 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 women in data with diverse expertise and experience.

Join us Thursday, October 10th to celebrate Black History Month and hear talks from inspiring Black women working in this space!

Agenda:
• 18:30- 19:00 Networking with food & drinks
• 19:00- 20:30 Lightning talks from our women in data speakers and Q&A
• 20:30- 21:00 Networking & wrap-up

Speakers:
• Edafe Onerhime (Data Strategy Consultant at Slack & Hime): Edafe helps businesses use data to make decisions, build trust, deliver services and meet goals. She is an expert in leading collaborative change around the value and use of data with 25 years experience in public sector consultancy, charities, social investment, consumer finance, and retail. Her motto is: Data + Design + Culture. Edafe wrote the industry-leading guide for people with little data experience: The Open Standards for Data Guidebook, designed the widely-supported solution to DEFRA’s GovTech catalyst to reduce £600 million per year waste crime: The KnoWaste Data Standard, and led on data and quality on civic tech solutions like Open Contracting for global procurement transparency and 360Giving, the UK funding data standard. She is a trusted advisor to the UK government on open standards as a member of the Open Standards Board. She holds a masters in Business Intelligence and really likes a good book! Social media: https://twitter.com/ekoner, https://www.linkedin.com/in/edafe-onerhime/

• Annette Joseph (Digital Delivery Manager at Co-op and Founder of Diverse & Equal): Annette has worked in and around Tech for over 20 years. Surprised by the lack of diversity after returning to the NW, she founded Diverse and Equal to help organisations open up to the power of diversified teams. The DiverseTechNW Taster Series, running through 2019, has aided this goal by increasing awareness of Tech roles and training available among people from under-represented backgrounds. In her day job, she is a Delivery Manager at Co-op Digital, winning a number of awards as part of the Guardian Digital Transformation project. Register for DiverseTechNW User Research Taster at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/user-research-taster-diversetechnw-tickets-74263342657 (Social media: http://twitter.com/DiverseNett, http://twitter.com/DiverseTechNW, https://www.linkedin.com/in/annettejoseph, http://diversetechnw.com/, https://medium.com/@techannette)

• Kirsty Devlin (CEO and Programme Director at Recode and Founder of Women Who Keynote): Recode is a not for profit organisation based on the high street in Bolton and aims to remove barriers of entry into the tech industry for those from low socio-economic and low income backgrounds. Recode works exclusively with the JobCentre Plus and DWP to ensure that folks are fully supported through the 12 week course. Social media: https://twitter.com/Kirstydevlin1, https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirstydevlin/

Thank you to Evolution for kindly sponsoring and supporting our events, to the Software Sustainability Institute for sponsoring the costs of the Meetup page, to Sticker Mule (http://stickermule.com/supports/herdatamcr19-sponsorship) for sponsoring our stickers, and to KPMG for hosting us!

A reminder that our events are open to anyone who identifies as a woman and 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/).

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