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WiBD Global Mentoring Initiative

by Deborah Sgro and Tina Tang The Women in Big Data Board of Directors approved funding for the Global Mentoring Initiative at the quarterly meeting this past October. What follows is an interview between Tina Tang (Co-founder and chair for Women in Big Data) and Deborah Sgro (WiBD Global Mentoring Director). TT: Deborah, what does
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Who is Anjani Phuyal?

An Interview by Astha Sharma Anjani Phuyal leads our Women in Big Data South Asia region. The region includes several strong chapters under Anjani’s leadership …. Anjani is also a member of our WiBD global executive committee. I sat down with Anjani to get to know him better and to introduce him to our global
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Arkangel AI

By Adriana Mata On October 20 2021, the Women in Big Data Costa Rica Chapter organized an event with Laura Velazquez, President and Cofounder of Arkangel AI and the first Latina woman to win the Global Everis Awards. The hour-long virtual event focused on highlighting recent developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence and how
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2021 Bentley UXGA and WiBD Hackathon

By Riya Girish – WiBD Intern This year, Bentley’s User Experience Graduate Association partnered with Women In Big Data (WiBD) to host their annual design hackathon, an event where teams compete to propose innovative solutions conducive to combating prominent obstacles within modern society. The objective of this year’s hackathon was to eliminate bias while increasing
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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

By: Nompumelelo Simango 22 November 2021  On the 21st of July, Women in Big Data released an advocacy report aptly titled The Data Revolution: Building the Workforce of the Future. Amongst the various topics that the report touches on is workforce bias in data-related fields and the steady decline in the number of women in
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The Future of Analytics and Decision Intelligence

By Regina Karson, Principal & WiBD Board Advisor Event: The Future of Analytics and Decision Intelligence with Berit Hoffmann, Sisu CPO Time: Thursday, October 28th, 10AM PT Fireside chat with Berit Hoffmann, Chief Product Officer at Sisu Data, and Regina Karson, US Board Advisor for Women in Big Data (WiBD). We  explored the downstream business impact
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Global Mentoring Initiative Update

By Deborah Sgro, Board Advisor Earlier this summer, the Women in Big Data (WiBD) Board of Directors formed a workgroup to prepare a recommendation for a globally available mentoring initiative. The WiBD vision statement guided the workgroup’s effort:  Fulfilling our vision to cultivate tangible opportunities for women, unlock latent potential through accessible training, act as
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A Sit-down with Our Published Authors and WiBD leaders: Featuring Shruti Worlikar

WiBD recently spoke with Shruti Worlikar about her new book. WiBD: Tell us a little more about your journey to publishing your recent book “Amazon Redshift Cookbook: Recipes for building modern data warehousing solutions” Shruti: The “Amazon Redshift Cookbook” started with a simple idea, what if we can divide the complex data warehousing use cases into
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Let’s get to know the new Director of the Women in Big Data Southern California Chapter – Giselle Sitdykova

Giselle Sitdykova – WiBD chats with an incredible woman with an amazing story. WiBD: Giselle, let’s talk. Tell us a little about yourself. Giselle: I am definitely a product of my parents, my grandma, teachers, books, the USSR system and instability that followed its breakdown. With friends, I believe I had more impact on them than
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Building Resilience for Career Growth: Self Care For The Long Run

By Srabasti Banerjee, Big Data Engineer Right now, some people are in between roles and the pandemic has also added extra stress for many of us. What we learnt at this session is really for the rest of our working lives, as no company offers much stability these days, except perhaps the government. Women in
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