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Data Diaries: A collection of short stories by successful women about Data

27. 2. 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:30 GMT

London Chapter Launch



Join us for the launch of our newest chapter: She Loves Data London!

We live in a highly agile world where data and technology have made their way into every facet of life; from how we organize our daily lives to how we solve some of the world’s most complex problems.
At the center of this data revolution, London is leading innovation and disruption in every industry with women at the forefront.

Join us as we launch She Loves Data London where women from different industries and at different stages of their lives demystify some of the pre-conceived notions about what data is, explore the existence of data all around us and discover how harnessing the power of data can enrich and transform lives through the power of storytelling.



Q. Is it free to join?
A. Yes! Participation is free, but slots are limited, so please register early!

Q. I’m based outside of London. Can I still join?
A. Absolutely! This is a Virtual/Online event. You can join from any part of the world.

Q. Is it only for women?
A. Just like our regular She Loves Data #MeetUp events, this online webinar is open to all professional men and women. #HeLovesData too!

Q. Is this an interactive discussion or just a ‘listen-in’ webinar?
A. Definitely interactive! Your thoughts, feedback and questions are most welcome and will be entertained during the polling and live Q&A portions at the end of the discussion.

Q. What if something comes up and I need to retract my registration?
A. Please be considerate and let us know if you won’t be able to attend the online meetup a day in advance, so we can offer your place to somebody else.

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Mandy Yin

Former Partner in a law firm, chef-owner of Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar & Nasi Economy Rice

Mandy Yin is one of the few Malaysian chef/owners in the UK, having founded Sambal Shiok in London in 2013. She is a Malaysian-born Chinese of Peranakan Nyonya heritage. “”I take inspiration from everything I ate in my childhood growing up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Then I mix it up and put a new slant on it”. Mandy left university with a Law degree, became a qualified solicitor and was made the youngest partner in her firm. But she wanted to do something that fulfilled her passions of cooking and creativity. Initially running street food stalls at popular London markets, she eventually opened two restaurants on Holloway Road. In 2020 Sambal Shiok was featured in The Guardian as one of the top 20 restaurants in the UK by Britain’s top chefs.



Jana Marle-Zizkova

Co-founder and CEO, Meiro / Co-founder and Volunteering MD, She Loves Data

An avid data and diversity advocate, Jana is Co-founder and CEO at Meiro, a Customer Data Platform company. Jana has 20+ years of experience in business and digital intelligence, data warehousing and data mining, marketing, risk and fraud management. She holds degrees in Computer Science and Systems Architecture from universities in Sweden and the USA. Jana also headed country operations at Estee Lauder, Sybase, SAS and Socialbakers. A Czech native and Swedish citizen, Jana has been living in Singapore since 2011. In 2015 she started the data consultancy DataDriven Co, and thereafter, the MarTech start-up Meiro. In 2016, Jana co-founded the non-profit movement She Loves Data. Since then over 7,000 women have attended 100+ free data & tech workshops in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, and the USA. She Loves Data was awarded “Best Diversity Initiative 2019” by Women in IT Asia. From 2003-2006 Jana circumnavigated the world on a 38-foot sailboat.



Hayley Seamarks

Product designer, Thriva

Hayley’s background is in Illustration and Fine Art but she found her passion to be all things UX while studying Illustration at University. She has worked as Product Designer for Busuu, an ed-tech startup and MOO, an online printing service. Currently, Hayley is a Product Designer at Thriva, a health-tech start-up in London, where she is responsible for designing solutions that empower people to take control of their health proactively. Outside of work, Hayley mentors others in Product Design and coming to tech.



Dr. Karoline Kuchenbaecker

Associate Professor/Researcher in the Division of Psychiatry

Karoline grew up in a village in Germany as the oldest of six children with a single mum. She first studied Psychology at the University in Muenster Germany. What she enjoyed most at university was the statistics lecture. So she enrolled in an MSc course in Biometry in Reading. She ended up staying in the UK. During the course Karoline developed a research interest in Genetic Epidemiology and briefly joined Aroon Hingorani’s group at University College London. Afterwards she went to Cambridge University for her PhD in Cancer Genetic Epidemiology, followed by a postdoctoral job experience at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. Since 2017, Karoline has led a group at University College London to study genetics in diverse populations. She has won competitive funding from Wellcome and from the ERC to do this research. The aim of her research is to better understand the biology of complex diseases and to share the benefits of this research more equally across countries and ethnic groups. Additionally, her priority is to create an environment for the team where people enjoy working.



Yulia Kim

BI Manager, GoCardless

Yulia is a Business Intelligence Manager at GoCardless, a fintech scaleup in London rethinking recurring payments. She is helping the organisation drive right decisions from data and help grow data maturity and insight culture. A data generalist with 9+ years in commercial analytics (finance, strategy, operations and marketing) in fast growing companies (Google, Gett, Active Network, AvadoLearning), prior to that she read Economics and Management at Cambridge University. Speak to her about building data teams and data products, and data driven organisations. In her spare time Yulia likes to hang off walls, run in the mud or practice capoeira.






27. 2. 2021
11:00 - 12:30 GMT
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