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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.

Catherine Stihler

CEO, The Open Knowledge Foundation

Professor Lesley Yellowlees

Professor of Inorganic Electrochemistry, University of Edinburgh

Dr Nayha Sethi

Chancellor's Fellow, Usher Institute, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh

Professor Sally Smith

Dean of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University

University of Edinburgh Women in STEM society

Professor Judy Hardy

Professor of Physics Education, Dean of Learning and Teaching & leader of Physics Education research group, University of Edinburgh

Professor Kathy Whaler

Professor of Geophysics, Grant Institute School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh

Alex Hutchison

Delivery Director of the Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF, The Data Lab

Professor Melissa Terras

Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage, and Director of Research, Edinburgh Futures Institute

Dr Inge Panneels

Research Fellow in Creative Informatics, Edinburgh Napier University