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WiBD Russia One-to-One Mentorship Program

By Marina Alekseeva. The One-to-One Mentorship program in Russia, called Mentor in Tech, started in Jan 2021 in collaboration with peer communities: Women in Tech – a global movement that gathers all people, networks, and organizations that are engaged in bridging the gender gap in the technology sector, and Women on Board of Directors – a
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Coming Out of the Third Wave

A Munich Perspective June, 2021 As the rain clouds clear and the sun rays peak through to greet us with summer kisses, we feel our hearts and moods lift from what seemed like a never-ending lockdown in Germany. Some of our members share their personal experiences of the recent months…   Nahia Orduña is one
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WiBD Peer Mentoring Program Summary: Cohort 1

By Deborah Sgro and Erika Lunceford WiBD Silicon Valley Chapter June is a traditional time to recognize the accomplishments of graduates. With that in mind, we’d like to congratulate the 16 participants who completed their work in Cohort 1 of the Silicon Valley Chapter Peer Mentoring Program. The program kicked off in March and met
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Let’s get to know an ally of Women in Big Data

Let’s get to know an ally of Women in Big Data… Neil Metzler, Founder, Lead Consultant at Cloud Champions LLC, a career and startup consulting organization dedicated to advancing gender diversity in tech. Tell us about your career focus/professional aspirations After nine years in big tech, I decided to launch my own consulting business and
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Your Personal Power: How to be More Influential, Better Compensated, and More Valuable to the People You Love

Session 2: The Drama Triangle By Eliana Castillo On June 2, 2021, leadership coach Jeremiah Miller, founder of Forging Leaders, helped us understand the three elements of the Drama Triangle: Victim, Villain and Hero. This session, much like the first session on “Your Personal Power” series, Stupid Clarity, was an invitation to look inward and analyze how our behavior,
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WiBD Enters A Data Challenge Competition: Lessons From The Trenches – How to Clinch your First Win

By Eliana Castillo, WiBD Bay Area and Silicon Valley Co-director On May 18, 2021, Juliane Stephan, Associate Partner at Bain, facilitated a panel of Team Leaders and Team Coordinators as they shared their experiences leading the first WiBD data challenge team cohort. The adventure started in December 2020, when various members of our WiBD community
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Your Personal Power: How to be More Influential, Better Compensated, and More Valuable to the People You Love

Session 1: Stupid Clarity By Eliana Castillo On April 15, 2021, leadership coach Jeremiah Miller, founder of Forging Leaders took us on a journey to find ‘stupid clarity’. Drawing from real life examples and inspiring stories, Jeremiah dove into pragmatic concepts and methodologies that, once understood and internalized, can help us create significant change in
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Elevate Your Career

By Liisel Jessop. On March 18, our Women in Big Data (WiBD) Dusseldorf chapter held a virtual event titled “Elevate Your Data Career!”. It was the first chapter event in 2021 and our team was really excited to see the community members and welcome new joiners. During the online event we had a chance to
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Creating a Culture of Mindfulness

By Usha Ramalingam, Chapter Director In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the St. Louis chapter was happy to host a session on how to develop a Culture of Mindfulness by Rani Jayakumar. Rani Jayakumar is a certified mindfulness instructor from Mindful Schools, a yoga and mindfulness instructor through Little Flower Yoga, and
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Introduction to Cognitive Services part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Cognitive Services in the School and Workplace

Regina Karson, WiBD US Board Member March, 2021 part 2 of 2 of this vibrant series where Marie Smith, CIO of Data 360, and Maureen Dunne, Autism Angels, discussed supporting neurodiversity in schools, the workplace and entrepreneurship. Maureen discussed how terms, wording, skillsets that focus on strengths for autistic populations and how models for success
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