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Free Introduction to Data Analytics Workshop for Women – Los Angeles

18 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm PDT

Lack of women in IT

We’re excited to announce She Loves Data is having its first, FREE “Introduction to Data Analytics” workshop in Los Angeles at UCLA Extension. Doors open at 9:30 am and close at 5 pm on May 18! Meet fellow women interested in data, network and have fun learning!

The workshop is a hands-on introduction to data analytics and business intelligence and is open to women from all professional/educational backgrounds who have no prior experience in data and tech! Participants will get to build their own analytics solution based on real-world data and learn basic SQL and build a Yellowfin dashboard. You’ll be a data analyst for a day and it’s geared up to be a great event, with industry/UCLA speakers, music and lots of learning and fun!

The course aspires to light a spark of curiosity that could end up leading to a career with endless opportunities, where the sky is the limit.


The event is for women only, although non-women interested in supporting and helping out should also contact the organizers. SheLovesData is dedicated to addressing the gender imbalance in the data science field 🙂

This workshop covers the foundations of data analytics and is designed for beginners in the data field. There are no formal prerequisites to taking this course, but please check the agenda before registering to make sure that it meets your requirements. No prior knowledge of analytics or programming skills is needed, we’ll start with the foundations.


Dr. Vandana (Ana) Mangal

Dr. Vandana (Ana) Mangal has experience in research, teaching and academic leadership in Higher Education. At UCLA Anderson, she was instrumental in building a platform with students, faculty and alumni for technology leadership. The platform has resulted in ten-fold growth in the student base, revenue generation and engagement of the Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach communities that has made the school a visible leader in tech leadership education. She is currently working in data and AI and, studying disruption in the mobility sector. She has served on the board of the UCLA IS Associates, UCLA Extension TMP and the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN). Before UCLA, Dr. Mangal worked in big tech (Intel Corp) and consulting (AE Business Solutions). She has taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and her undergraduate degree is in Electrical Engineering.

Raffi Simonian

Raffi Simonian is an accomplished technology and business professional with an Executive MBA and more than 25 years of experience in bringing cutting edge technology and business solutions to startups as well as established organizations. Has managed more than 65 large-scale projects and has launched more than 20 different products from enterprise to online solutions. A strategic thinker with strong management skills and emphasis on building teams and relationships; communicating effectively; driving results; inspiring creativity and innovation; championing change and exhibiting professional excellence.

Shibani Rai

Shibani is a BI Consultant and has provided analytical solutions to a diverse range of organizations in Australia. With a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Information Systems, Shibani is actively involved in improving gender diversity in the data analytics field. Shibani is bringing the She Loves Data initiative, a global non-profit that holds free, one-day data analytics workshops for women in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore, to LA by holding the first workshop at UCLA Extension in May 2019.

Daraiha Greene

Daraiha Greene is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at Google; she also leads the Digital Coaches Program as well as multicultural engagement for the Computer Science in Media Initiative. Outside of Google, she is an actress, dancer, keynote speaker, and the founder of Rays of Sunlight, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life for teens through mindfulness and creative expression. Daraiha is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in Sociology and Theater.


Is it free?

What is She Loves Data’s website?

What is the agenda for the workshop? (Please note: the times have changed. Doors open at 9:30 am and we’re done at 5 pm)
You can find it here

What should I bring to the workshop?
You’ll need only your laptop. And don’t forget the charger as it’s going to be a long day!

Do I need to install any software before the workshop?
No, you don’t! Just bring a laptop and your positive learning attitude 🙂

What if something changed and I’m not able to attend the event anymore?
Please let us know if you won’t be able to attend our workshop, so we can give your place to somebody else. This is a free event and we wouldn’t want your seat to go wasted! Contact us and we’ll help you. The email you need is shibani@shelovesdata.com

How can I contact the organizers with any questions?

Where can I find parking?
We will email confirmed participants with parking info closer to the day!

If you want to find out more about us, our workshops and all things Data, please join our community on Facebook and be part of  our #DataTribe!



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18 May
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


UCLA Extension
Room 121ABC, 1145 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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She Loves Data
UCLA Extension