Join us on Wednesday, March 14 for the Virtual Data + Women Tableau User Group.
During this meeting you will have the opportunity to hear from a group of stellar women in data -- seasoned and emerging. In honor of the International Women's Day theme of #PressForProgress, speakers will share what initiatives/engagements that they're involved with to support women in data in ten minute lightning talks, followed by some live Q&A and candid discussion.
- Welcome & Introduction by Brit Cava & Chloe Tseng
- Lightning Talk by Bronwen Robertson
- Lightning Talk by Pooja Gandhi
- Lightning Talk by Serena Roberts
- Lightning Talk by Natasha Kurakina
- Live Q&A
Meet the speakers:
Bronwen Robertson is the Director of Research and Innovation at Small Media, a non-profit based in London. She is the co-founder of DATA4CHAN.GE, which supports civil society organisations and human rights activists to develop and launch data driven advocacy campaigns. Technology is a core component of both her research and storytelling work and she loves building web scrapers, scouring the internet for data, and experimenting with creative ways of displaying the results. Bronwen is a classically trained violinist, who speaks fluent Persian and loves playing board games.
Pooja Gandhi works for Comcast NBCUniversal in Philadelphia, PA as a Sr. Visualizations Analyst. She focuses on transforming data into visualizations to help people understand their business operations more visually. Pooja has a keen interest in market research and helping her company make data-driven decisions. She enjoys using Tableau to tell stories through data. Pooja holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. In the past, she has worked for leading companies including Dow Chemicals, GlaxoSmithKline and the State of Nebraska. Apart from work, she also co-hosts the Data + Women initiative at Comcast to foster meaningful dataviz/career conversations within the Comcast women community.
Serena Roberts is a self-admitted sales revolutionary, data rockstar and rebel with a cause. She aims to influence a new generation of sales professionals and sales leaders to succeed in a world where nobody wants to be “sold to” anymore. She brings a curious, non-conformist mindset, with a heavy focus on leveraging data and technology. She is also committed to supporting women in the workforce, especially women who work with data, by addressing the unique struggles they face and how to overcome them. You’ll also find her advocating for basic data fluency, like data storytelling, from everyone in the workplace – regardless of industry or function. Co-founder of the Minneapolis chapter of She Talks Data and co-organizer for Twin Cities Tableau User Group.
Natasha Kurakina is a Tableau and Alteryx consultant at The Information Lab and a proud member of a fifth cohort of the Data School there. She is also one of the four co-organizers of Data Plus Women chapter in London. With a background in finance Natasha started her career in data only a year ago after discovering Tableau. She loves this transition and it allows her to turn her analytical skills and a passion for creativity into a practical mix. In her spare time Natasha likes to visit art exhibitions where she draws her inspiration from.