Singapore – She Loves Data (SLD) is proud to be partnering with Alteryx, a leading analytics automation platform headquartered in the US, to drive innovation and foster business impact with inclusion and diversity in the world of data analytics.
This partnership was kicked off by an in-person event that took place at the Alteryx office in Sydney, Australia. This event included a panel discussion moderated by Eva Taase, ANZ Region Lead and Global Head of Analytics at She Loves Data. The panel discussion brought together inspiring women in the tech industry including Heidi Badgery, Alteryx ANZ Managing Director, , Jana Marle-Zizkova, Co-founder & CEO Meiro & SheLovesData & Lynette Corcoran, Aitealium Co-Founder. The focus of the discussion included a journey into these women’s non-linear career experiences, insights, and sharing of valuable advice on how to build a successful career in tech while empowering more women to step into this field.
(In the picture from left to right – Lynette Corcoran, Aitealium Co-Founder, Jana Marle- Zizkova, She Loves Data Founder , Eva Taase, She Loves Data Global Head of Analytics, Alex Robinson, Alteryx for Good Program Manager, Heidi Badgery, Alteryx ANZ Managing Director.)
Amongst some key takeaways from the event were how data can be an equalizer among genders, and underrepresented groups can leverage data to be heard and have a voice at the table Jana Marle-Zizkova shared with the audience how she has raised her hand multiple times to do diverse roles in her career by stepping out of her comfort zone and not letting the fear of the unknown overpower her decisions, focusing on the notion that authenticity combined with boldness creates opportunity for growth. Lynette Corcoran, a true evangelist for data and analytics, narrated her career journey where she had made data her friend, and she believes that “Data is a women’s best friend, as no one can argue with data.” Heidi Badgery cited that one of the best pieces of advice she has ever received in her career is “dress for the job you want” meaning to always show up as your best self, and the importance of showing the readiness to take responsibility and the seriousness you have in being successful.
She Loves Data and Alteryx’s partnership is based on the shared mission to reduce the diversity gap that exists in the world of data analytics. Alex Robinson, Alteryx for Good Program Manager, Asia-Pacific and Japan at Alteryx said, “Our common goal ensures that the partnership is mutually beneficial. The partnership model that Alteryx prefers to use; trust-based philanthropy, works best when both parties are as aligned as Alteryx and She Loves Data are. Together we can inspire, empower and equip members of our community to succeed in the world of data analytics. At Alteryx, through our Social Impact arm Alteryx for Good, we partner with organisations that are aligned to our mission of analytics for all, and one of our 5 core pillars; health, basic needs, sustainability, education and workforce development. She Loves Data is doing phenomenal things in the workforce development space, providing upskilling and networking opportunities as well as empowering their members. Alteryx is thrilled to be able to partner with She Loves Data to inspire and empower even more people around the world, and drive positive progress in society”
Jana Marle-Zizkova, said, “We are thrilled to join forces with leaders in data fields like Alteryx to help upskill more women. There is an increase in demand for the digital and tech workforce and if we can equip more women with the right skills via specialised training, we can get a step closer to bridging the gender equality gap.”
Eva Taase, agreed, noting that “Partnerships are the cornerstone of progress, and we are delighted to celebrate our partnership with Alteryx, a company that shares our values of equity and inclusion. At Alteryx, they don’t just talk about creating a level playing field, they actively invest in uplifting marginalized populations and intentionally foster a community of inclusivity. Together, we can drive change and empower underrepresented communities in the world of data.”
Alteryx has long been a force for change, having established a social impact division, Alteryx for Good in 2016. Alteryx for Good leads the company’s philanthropy, volunteering, ESG & sustainability, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives.Some of the impactful work in the space of social change that Alteryx for Good is driving includes addressing gender diversity internally within the organization through initiatives such as supporting employee’s non-traditional career pathways, a women’s executive mentoring program, and returnship program for those returning to the workforce after a career break. Alteryx is also working to improve diversity externally, via volunteering, philanthropy, a no cost data analytics program for Career Changers,and by developing innovative products such as a pay equity analysis tool to address the pressing issue of gender pay inequity. Together as a partner with She Loves Data, the opportunity to empower underrepresented communities will serve to create a more diverse and inclusive data industry.
She Loves Data has an expanding network in 18 countries across 4 continents supported by 160+ volunteers. Through partners like Alteryx, She Loves Data envisions to upskill and empower more women in order to democratize data analytics. By providing women with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to succeed, She Loves Data can help women achieve their goals and improve their lives. At the same time, by connecting women with each other and building strong networks, partnerships like Alteryx and She Loves Data create a supportive environment where members can share experiences, learn from each other, and lift each other up.