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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Using data to better understand our communities

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Using data to better understand our communities

This session will be focused on the Co-op’s Community Wellbeing Index (CWI).

The Community Wellbeing Index (CWI) is an online insight tool that provides wellbeing related information for over 28,000 communities across the UK. There are more than 50 different indicators within the Index, covering a wide range of themes - from the quality of education and transport links within an area, to the amount of green space and the number of community centres that are present - providing a useful snapshot into the strengths of different communities and also the challenges that they are facing.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding around -

• Why the Co-op created the Community Wellbeing Index (CWI)
• How it was developed, with an in depth look at methodology
• What the data is used for within the Co-op
• How external organisations have been using the Index
• Future plans

Speaker – Sophie Wozmirska, Community Wellbeing Index Lead at the Co-op.

Sophie works within Analytics and BI, managing the CWI. This involves dealing with internal/external data requests, overseeing the annual refresh of the data and helping others to embed the data into their own community activity.

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