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Be Congruent

Be Congruent: Your Successes and Values Drive Your Career   On March 6, 2017, Robert (Bob) Loftis presented a career-oriented workshop for members of the Women in Big Data Forum entitled “Be Congruent: Your Successes and Values Drive Your Career,” sponsored by Andreessen Horowitz.   During the workshop, Bob had us prioritize our personal values to
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Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference

WiDS Conference. We were fortunate to have attended a live streaming event of the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference at Stanford University, hosted by Intel’s Women in Big Data Group on Intel’s Santa Clara campus. While we didn’t have an opportunity to see every speaker, we met a lot of smart ladies and had opportunities to
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Women in Big Data AI Munich

Gayle Sheppard discusses the obstacles for women in STEM andBig Data.   Intel AI Day Munich 2017  featured a presentation on the highly pertinent topic of Women in Big Data by Anna Marchon, EMEA STO Technology Communications at Intel and Gayle Sheppard, General Manager for Saffron. Gayle became CEO of Saffron in 2013, and the
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Women in Big Data at Verizon Ventures

We’d like to thank each and every one of you who attended our first of a series of events on Women in Big Data at Verizon Ventures in San Francisco in mid-January. The session focused on women in data science, and we had an opportunity to meet amazing women data scientists from Dropbox, Pinterest, Salesforce,
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A Day of Machine Learning from IBM @ Galvanize

It was a cold day in San Francisco when a group of eager students gathered for an all-day Women in Big Data Machine Learning training sponsored by IBM @ Galvanize. Thanks to IBM’s Nick Dimtchey and Karmen Leung for sponsoring the event and facilitating the connection with Galvanize. The topic was timely given today’s hot
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Well-Received SAP HANA Vora Hands-On Training

The Women in Big Data (WiBD) Training Committee organizes technical training sponsored by WiBD industry sponsors. On November 30th 2016, SAP offered free SAP HANA Vora hands-on Training to our members. Tina Tang, Senior Director of Product Marketing at SAP, who is one of the WiBD Executive Committee members, opened the sessions by welcoming members to
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WiBD Networking with Recruiters Meetup

In early November, the Women in Big Data Forum (WiBD) held our first “Networking with Recruiters” event, where members got to socialize with recruiters from our sponsoring companies. Throughout the evening attendees had numerous opportunities to learn about new jobs possibilities that would help them start an exciting career in Big Data, or to gain
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First Women in Big Data Event in Europe

The Women in Big Data (WiBD) forum made an official debut in Europe in early November during the Apache Big Data Conference in Seville, Spain. Tina Rosario (Global VP, Enterprise Data Management, SAP) and Marina Alekseeva (GM, Director of Software Product Services, Intel) shared their stories, talked about career paths and opportunities, and emphasized the
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Have you Power Posed?

For many of us, public speaking is scary. Clammy palms, shaky legs and that freaky feeling that your mind just went blank and you don’t remember a word of what you wanted to say in front of your audience….sound all too familiar? As it turns out, all these fears about public speaking are conquerable!  During
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Launch of the Women in Big Data Chapter on the East Coast

Capital One sponsored the first event for the East Coast Chapter of the Women in Big Data on November 9th, 2016. Participants from across the D.C. metro area gathered in McLean, Virginia. New college hires and seasoned executive leaders came together to network, mentor, and show support for one another in the fast-paced field of
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