The Importance of Empowering Women in Tech: TIBCO4Good and She Loves Data Fueling Data Literacy in Women
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As data continues to become a more valuable resource for organizations, while simultaneously growing increasingly complex, the demand for individuals with advanced skills in data and analytics is higher than ever. As the field of data and analytics expands, it is more important than ever to encourage gender diversity within the tech landscape. The question is, what does this support and encouragement toward gender equity in analytics look like?
Empowerment and Independence Through Data
Noora Husseini, TIBCO Software’s lead data scientist, has an approach that addresses the high demand for people with analytics skills while simultaneously putting an emphasis on empowering women within the industry, and it starts with the organization She Loves Data.
Husseini points out that “Data literacy is an increasingly important skill in our world today. Understanding how to pull data apart, drill down into the details, and use it to make a compelling case is relevant regardless of the industry you work in. SLD [She Loves Data] is making sure that underrepresented gender minorities will be ahead of the curve.”
Partnering with She Loves Data through our TIBCO4Good initiative, women in precarious situations can learn competitive analytics skills and get certified as dashboard and forecasting specialists, becoming sought after by companies for their data literacy and analytics training.
She Loves Data Making a Difference
For the past five years, the not-for-profit data training organization She Loves Data has worked tirelessly to give women across the globe, from all walks of life, the tools they need to pursue careers in data and technology.
Supported by over 160 volunteers and growing, She Loves Data has trained more than 14,000 women, with chapters in 17 countries across four continents, and was recognized at the inaugural Women in IT Awards Asia in 2019 with the “Diversity Initiative of the Year” award.
In partnership with TIBCO, She Loves Data has been able to help women in vulnerable positions facing unemployment due to the instability brought about by the pandemic by offering virtual certification workshops on dashboarding and forecasting.
Sign Up For Sessions and Get Certified!
At TIBCO, we stand behind our commitment to and actions on gender equity. Our corporate data for good initiative, TIBCO4Good, enables us to not only help organizations solve their business problems through data insight, but also to empower others to build up their data visualization and dashboard building skills so they can stay competitive in today’s workforce.
Partnering with She Loves Data through our TIBCO4Good initiative, women in precarious situations can learn competitive analytics skills and get certified as dashboard and forecasting specialists.
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Register now for one of She Loves Data’s upcoming training workshops, running through December 15th. And to learn more about other TIBCO4Good initiatives helping communities around the world, head to www.tibco.com/tibco4good.