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Women in Data

Our Women in Data campaign aims to showcase the rich landscape of women working with data science, technology and innovation across a diverse range of industries, fields and sectors in the City Region. From students to government ministers, chief executives to lab technicians, our campaign captures the profiles of our region’s women in data, tech and related fields.

Our aim is to show women and girls that others ‘just like them’ are thriving in these areas, including from atypical and ‘non-scientific’ backgrounds. The campaign sheds light on their stories and talents, celebrates their historical and current roles, and supports long-term, critical conversations about the ongoing journey to gender equality.

Dr Jacqueline Smith

Career Track Fellow at the Roslin Institute & Avian Genomics specialist

Gosia Such

Director of User Services Directorate, University of Edinburgh

Professor Verena Rieser

School of Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh

Professor Rosalind Allen

Soft Matter Physicist & Professor of Biological Physics at the University of Edinburgh

Kate Forbes

MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch

Nicola Osborne

Programme Manager, Creative Informatics

Professor Marialuisa Aliotta

Professor of Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics, University of Edinburgh

Robin Flaig

UK Biobank / Generation Scotland

Historical heroines

By Poppy Gerrard-Abbott

Carolyn Currie

CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland