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Breaking Barriers: Empowering Aspiring Female Professionals in Data

Welcome to the second installment of our National Inclusion Week discussion series, where we delve into the world of digital analytics and share invaluable advice for aspiring female professionals. In case you missed our first discussion, where we explored the challenges faced by women in traditionally male-dominated industries, you can catch up here.

Why Providing Advice Matters:

Empowering the next generation of female professionals is not just a goal; it’s an imperative. In today’s digital age, where technology shapes our world, ensuring that no one, especially no woman, is held back from pursuing their aspirations is crucial. The figures are stark reminders of the work that remains to be done. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as of 2021:

  • Approximately 250 million fewer women than men are online globally.
  • Women worldwide are 20% less likely to hold senior leadership positions in the mobile communication industry.
  • Only 8% of investing partners at the top 100 venture capital firms are women.
  • Women account for only 20% of scientists identified as “corresponding authors” in research.
  • 90% of innovative start-ups seeking venture capital investments are founded by men.
  • Women-owned start-ups receive 23% less funding than those owned by men.

These figures highlight the pressing need to bridge the digital gender gap and create opportunities for women in the digital world.

Meet Our Thought Leaders:

Before we dive into the discussion, let’s reintroduce our esteemed panelists, Karen Jean-Francois and Lizzie Wilder. For a detailed look at their impressive careers, you can visit our previous blog post.

Advice for Aspiring Female Professionals:

In this segment of our discussion, Karen and Lizzie share invaluable advice for aspiring female professionals aiming to build successful careers in digital analytics. From overcoming imposter syndrome to charting a path to leadership, their insights provide guidance and inspiration for women in the field.

Join the Conversation:

We believe in the power of open dialogue and shared experiences. Share your thoughts on this discussion by visiting our LinkedIn page. Join us in celebrating diversity every day and embracing the power of inclusion. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalInclusionWeek to contribute to the conversation.

Stay tuned for the next installment in our National Inclusion Week series, where we explore the role of data and analytics in driving diversity and inclusion efforts within organizations. Together, we can create a more inclusive future for all.

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