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] Goal Mapping Masterclass

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**Please note change in time from our normal events. This event will take place on Wednesday, 11 November 2020.** 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 Brian Mayne, the Creator of Goal Mapping (https://goalmapping.com/), will present a goal mapping masterclass: "Riding the Winds of Change with Goal Mapping". Participants will be guided to create a Goal Map of their best intentions for the future. In order to create your goal map during the session, please: - Bring pen and paper, - Download and print the paper templates (which will be emailed to registrants), or - Register for the free online software (https://online.goalmapping.com/register) About: Goal setting is a natural function of the brain. Every decision is in effect a goal, which triggers a subconscious process that transforms the decision into an action and onto a result. Becoming a master of goal setting is the first step in mastering all other things in life. It is the number-one prerequisite for the success of any project, target, career, team or organisation. You can find out more information at https://goalmapping.com/ Bio: Brian Mayne is a global speaker for 27 years, author of 4 books and was voted UK Speaker of the Year. He is also creator of Goal Mapping which has reached more than 4 million people. His teachings are simple yet profound and employed by schools, coaches and global businesses such as: Microsoft, Siemens, Disney, Coco-Cola, Barclay’s Bank and British Telecom. Anthony Robbins, World leading success coach, say: “Brian is one of the best at helping people create a world-class blueprint for their life – not just goals but sustainable success. His Mapping Systems are a blast and really effective.” 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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