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According to IBM, the number of annual job openings in data & analytics in the U.S. will increase by 364,000 to 2,720,000. Additionally, the demand for data scientists and data engineers is expected to grow by 39%.

Currently, only 20% of data scientists are women. Women in Data believes there is a large opportunity to help businesses and the public sector tap into this untouched market for analytical talent by supporting the other 50% of the population. 


2015 O'Reilly Data Science Salary Survey
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We fulfill our mission through our three pillars:

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Sadie St. Lawrence - Founder & Executive Director

Sadie founded WID because she believes when we bring diverse minds together and use critical reasoning through data, we can make the world a better place. Sadie holds an MS in Analytics from Villanova University and BA in Psychology from California State University. In the day, Sadie works as the lead data scientist for VSP Global. When she’s not crunching numbers, you can find her outdoors, studying music, or practicing Ashtanga yoga.


Sheenal Kumar - Special Events Coordinator 

Sheenal is the Special Events Coordinator for Women in Data. She graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Communications. Sheenal loves to help people and is a firm believer that we grow when we continue to learn. At Women in Data, she gets to help people, while giving them the opportunity to advance and learn in the data and analytics field.


Avolyn Fisher - Manager of Partner Relations & Social Media Content

Avolyn is the Content Strategist for Women in Data. Avolyn holds a BSBA from Drake University in Finance and Marketing. Avolyn is hard at work developing impactful content for our blog as well as working with strategic partners who want to help with our mission to spread data literacy and empower women within the field of data science. Avolyn is passionate about the potential for data to change the world, specifically in the study of how data is being used to counter terrorism efforts, combat human trafficking, and reduce homelessness.


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