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Key Takeaways and Inspiration from the Executive Chat with Anastasia Egorova & Pradnya Patil

Women in Big Data

By Surekha Reddy,

February 6, 2024

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A huge thank you to Anastasia Egorova, Vice President of Data Products & Reporting at Nike, and Pradnya Patil, Director of Data and Technology Integration at SMG, Intel Corp & Co-Director WiBD Northwest Chapter, for their insightful and inspiring conversation during the recent Executive Chat & Learn event!

The session was packed with valuable takeaways for individuals at all stages of their data analytics careers. Here are just a few key points that resonated with attendees:

Unconventional Path to AI Leadership:

Anastasia’s journey proves that a background in linguistics doesn’t preclude success in the AI field. Her strong analytical skills and critical thinking ability, honed through language studies, became valuable assets in data analysis and, eventually, AI. This highlights the importance of transferable skills and embracing diverse career paths.

Entrepreneurship: Lessons for Aspiring Leaders:

Anastasia’s entrepreneurial experience offered valuable insights on navigating challenges, adapting to change, and building high-performing teams. Learning from her experience empowers individuals to be more resilient, innovative, and inclusive leaders in their own careers.

Career Progression:

  • Never stop learning: Embrace opportunities to continuously develop new skills and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving data landscape.
  • Build resilience: Navigate challenges and setbacks with determination and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Don’t wait for the perfect opportunity: Seize the initiative and pursue roles that align with your interests and aspirations.

Beyond these specific points, the event offered a wealth of general wisdom and inspiration:

  • Anastasia’s remarkable career journey: Her experiences across diverse industries showcased the vast possibilities within the data world.
  • Pradnya’s insightful questions: They helped delve deeper into Anastasia’s perspectives and extract valuable lessons for the audience.


You can find the recording  here


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