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Positive Intelligence – 9 Ways We Self Sabotage

By Elizabeth Imm Did you know that only 20% of teams and individuals achieve their true potential? Why do you think this is true?  Every human being experiences inner conflict.  A push and pull of emotional energy that impacts our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, decisions, personal and professional relationships, and our health and well-being.  Research has
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Mentoring – What Women in Big Data Is Doing About It

By Deborah Sgro  – WiBD Mentoring Director In September 2021, McKinsey & Company, in partnership with, repeated a study of 65K women in corporate America known as Women In The Workplace 2021. The authors report: “Despite small gains in the pipeline (compared to 2016), women remain underrepresented across the corporate ladder.” The authors continue,
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A Chat with Deb Sgro, WiBD Mentoring Director and Board Advisor

Women in Big Data recently sat down with Deb Sgro to get to know her more and introduce this amazing person to the community. WiBD: Deb, let’s talk. Tell us a little about yourself. Deb: Well, maybe I should start at the beginning. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, amongst a large
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Women in Big Data – International Women’s Day Celebration and Mentoring Program Launch

By Elaine Kwok On March 8th, 2022, Women’s International Day (IWD), Women in Big Data (WiBD) hosted an IWD celebration featuring a fireside chat with two distinguished female leaders and launching a global mentoring program. This year’s IWD 2022 theme was “BreaktheBias” (#IWD2022 #BreakTheBias), and folks were welcomed by key sponsors and ambassador videos pledging
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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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