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Let’s get to know… Naomi Molefe, WiBD South Africa Chapter Director and a Member of Global Exec Committee.

Women in Big Data (WiBD) recently sat down with Naomi Molefe to get to know her and to introduce this amazing person to the community. WiBD: Who is Naomi Molefe? A young woman based in Johannesburg South Africa who has a keen interest in how the youth of SA is empowered in taking the country
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WiBD Brazil Face-to-Face

By Mael Prauchner, WiBD Brazil Chapter Director On May 4th the Brazil chapter of WiBD had our first in-person meetup after over two years without any personal contact! It was an interesting challenge to plan and organize this in-person event; while things appear to be more normal, many people still have concerns about face-to-face contact—including
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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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