Women in Analytics After Hours

Women in Analytics After Hours

The podcast where we hang out and learn with the WIA Community. Each episode, host Lauren Burke connects with women in data and analytics to talk about what they do in the space, how they got there, and more. We showcase the unique paths that can lead to data, share resources, and bring awareness to new and interesting topics within the field.


August 31, 2023 31 mins

Jen Tedrow, Executive Director of Pathfinder Product, joins us to share how leveraging data as a product benefits organizations and allows them to get the most out of their data.

We also discuss the motivation for The State of Data as a Product in the Real-World Survey, a partnership between Pathfinder and DataConnect with the goal of understanding the evolving landscape of 'data as a product' across industries. Respondents will gai...

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Kate Strachnyi, Founder of DATAcated and Author of ColorWise, joins host Lauren Burke live on stage at the 2023 DataConnect Conference to discuss the value of a strong personal brand and how to get started in growing your own.

About Kate

Kate Strachnyi is the Founder of DATAcated, providing brand amplification for companies focused on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science. She’s also the founder of the...

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Supreet Kaur, AVP at Morgan Stanley, joins us to discuss how explainable AI drives responsible AI, and the role of each when developing AI products. We cover the key steps in building a data-driven culture and how data democratization and data literacy support understanding. Supreet also shares the inspiration behind the Databuzz community and how she has leveraged LinkedIn in building her personal brand.

About Supreet

Supreet is an ...

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Jerrie Kumalah, Analytics Engineer at SeatGeek, joins us to discuss how data strategy can benefit those in analytics roles and its part in improving stakeholder management and empowering others. We also cover the emerging space of analytics engineering.

About Jerrie

Jerrie Kumalah is a data detective with expertise in business intelligence, data science, and analytics engineering. She has a deep passion for democratizing data and emp...

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Kathleen Brunner, CEO of Acumen, joins us to discuss enabling AI adoption and digital transformation in the life sciences.

About Kathleen

Kathleen has nearly 30 years implementing forward-focused technologies and solutions as entrepreneur, executive, investor and board member. She has an extensive network of senior executives and professionals. As a CEO and CIO leader she brings her work experience for many of the top life science an...

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Jenn Schilling, Founder of Schilling Data Studio, joins us to discuss data visualization and her best practices. We also cover how she applies a design thinking process to visualization and how we can bring empathy into our data communication.

About Jenn

Jenn Schilling loves data! Over the past 10 years, she’s worked with data as a statistician, engineer, and analyst in a number of fields. Jenn also has experience as a middle school ...

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Leah Bowers, Lead Consultant of Data-driven Strategy at Sangfroid Strategy, joins us to discuss her transition from a PhD in Physical Chemistry to her newest role using data to drive social impact in the non-profit space. We also cover her advice for job searching and finding a role you are truly passionate about.

You can find episode notes, including transcript, relevant links, and Leah's Social Media profiles at womeninanalytics.c...

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Riesling Walker, Data Science Manager at Home Depot, joins us to discuss her data career path and the insights she's learned along the way. She shares her advice on how and when to change roles, and her recommendations to set yourself up for success when planning to make a move. We also explore how analytics differs across industries.

Learn, connect, and collaborate with the global data community at the 2023 DataConnect Conference o...

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Noemi Derzsy, Principal Inventive Scientist at the AT&T Chief Data Office, joins us to discuss how her background in physics and network science led her to AT&T where she applies those skills to understand and model customer behavior.

About Noemi

Noemi Derzsy is a Senior Inventive Scientist at AT&T Chief Data Office within the Data Science and AI Research organization. Her research is centered on understanding and modelin...

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Dr. Brandeis Marshall, CEO at DataedX Group, joins us to discuss her new book Data Conscience: Algorithmic Siege on our Humanity. We dive deeper into the concept of algorithmic destruction, its effective implementation, and its role in the future of AI regulation.

About Brandeis

Brandeis Hill Marshall teaches, speaks, and writes about the impact of data practices on technology and society. She is an accomplished educator-scholar inst...

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Naomi Smulders, a Data Scientist at Online Dialogue, joins us to discuss her path into data science from psychology and cognitive neuroscience, how a process mining approach can be used to analyze the customer journey of web users, and the importance of building and growing communities.

About Naomi

Naomi is a Data Scientist at Online Dialogue, a small online experimentation consultancy firm, where she designs new data science product...

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Jen Seale, Head of Analytics at Olive AI, joins us to discuss her strategies for building and growing high-performing analytics teams.

This episode is sponsored by Panoply. Visit panoply.io/wia for 30 days free.

About Jen

Jen Seale has built and led transformational analytics teams over the past decade in diverse organizational environments such as Olive AI, CoverMyMeds, and Nationwide Insurance. With a passion for illuminating custom...

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Tanya Zyabkina, Consultant at Probabilistically, joins us to discuss her journey in marketing and digital analytics over the years. We also cover key developments, trends, and common misconceptions in the area.

About Tanya

Tanya Zyabkina is a Principal at her analytics consulting practice, Probabilistically, where her goal is to help companies make better decisions based on data.

Tanya’s expertise comes from leading the analytics func...

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Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf joins us to discuss the development of computational ecology, the latest in the field of conservation AI, and the new field of study that she has established, known as Imageomics.

About Dr. Berger-Wolf

Dr. Tanya Berger-Wolf is a Professor of CS Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University, where she is also Director of the Translat...

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Shinji Kim, Founder and CEO of Select Star, joins us to discuss what it means to govern and manage data in modern organizations, and how companies can set themselves up for success when getting started.

This episode was recorded live at the 2022 DataConnect Conference. Special thank you to WIA Advisory Board Member Dave Cherry for assistance in preparation.

About Shinji Kim

Shinji is the Founder & CEO of Select Star, an au...

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Meghan Hall, Data Analyst and R Educator, joins us to discuss her unique path into Hockey Analytics, how open source can be a stepping stone to new skills and career paths, and how your public or open source work can lead to opportunities. As a community-taught R programmer, Meghan also dives into how she has benefited from and contributes to community education.

About Meghan Hall

Meghan Hall has spent over seven years as a d...

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Tracy Teal, Open Source Program Director at RStudio, joins us to explore the practices, challenges, and structural aspects of managing and maintaining open source projects. She also shares with us a few of her favorite new and exciting things in the world of open source.

This episode was recorded live at the 2022 DataConnect Conference.

About Tracy Teal

Tracy Teal is the Open Source Program Director at RStudio and previously the Execu...

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Elizabeth Gilbert, a Product Data Analyst at Olive, joins us to dive into the vast and unique vocabulary of data and analytics and help us to make sense of it all.

This episode was recorded live at the 2022 DataConnect Conference.

About Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth is a Product Data Analyst at Olive and the organizer of the Cincinnati Data Science Meetup. Formerly, Elizabeth helped lead the Big Data and Analytics Association at The Ohi...

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