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What we’re about

Mission Statement:

Our group is wholly committed to connecting data-driven women in San Francisco! DDW was developed as a home for inspiring Bay Area women who impact every aspect of the data that makes our world run and our industry thrive. We know talking about data can be intimidating, but the members of our group make data, approachable and our events fun.

We aim to aid in directly projecting the voices of inspiring women in our industry who contribute daily to our greater community. We create a platform for individual stories, and organizations who truly care about diversity and inclusion, and anyone who believes in the support, empowerment, inspiration, and inclusion of women and accessibility for women in the workplace.

The organizers of this group possess 20+ collective years in recruitment and career coaching and are committed to sharing all of our learnings with the DDW community. Each event includes access to free resume reviews, interview training and feedback, and offer/salary negotiation.

The format of our events...

Each event is structured the same so that we can focus more on the people and less on the logistics.

Our Event Host:

A local organization hosts each of our events. Thanks to our approachable community and inspiring speakers, our list of hosts are referral-based. If you work for an organization that would like to give back to the DDW community by hosting an event, please email Erin ( for more information.

Featured Speakers:

The evening of the event, the host will share a set of features speakers with us. These speakers come from within the organization and are women who have decided to share their story with our community. We ask the speakers to share their unique stories, in a similar format, so the audience can easily follow along from one speaker to the next. Come to hear what these women love to do for work, about the challenges they overcame to get where they are today, and the goals they are pursuing as they look ahead. Listen to their individual stories and stay for a live Q and A session!

Data Driven Women (DDW) is about accessibility. Navigating the job search, managing your career, as a woman and feeling supported can all feel like challenging tasks. We’ve made it a point to help as many people as we can by fostering community with each event. Networking with peers and reaching out to our organizers live post Q and A with job search, salary negotiations, and other tough questions is welcome and encouraged! 

A typical event timeline looks something like this:

6:30 pm Doors open - Food, Drinks, and Networking

7:00 pm Featured Speakers

7:45 pm Q&A and Discussion

8:45 pm Goodbyes