A few months ago, DAA received an email from Thought Leader Krista Seiden. Krista works for Google and she shared that there was an active group of female analysts who had created a group called Women@Analytics. Krista’s question to us was whether DAA should jump on board and create a similar community for DAA members.
DAA tested the waters by sending out a survey to members and found both sufficient interest in creating this group and a strong interest in those who were willing to volunteer to help make things happen. This was DAA’s first inkling that there was a deep vein of interest in this topic.
From the moment the Women in Analytics (WiA) community launched, we have been making strides! Here is what WiA has accomplished in three short months. WiA:
So what is missing from WiA? Well, if you are not a member yet - you. We welcome all DAA members to join us – women and men. Please join and get involved so that you can help evolve this profession into all that it can be.
Special thanks to our Community Manager, Laura Garrison-Brook, for helping nurture and grow this important community.