Bringing leaders in data, technology and menopause care and education together to speak on menopause support in the workplace and how data & analytics has a key role to play.
Roisin founded Women in Data® in 2015. The impetus for Women in Data and its first 100-strong event at UCL originated in Roisin’s shock and disappointment at diminishing numbers of female applicants for jobs in Data.
Her career started in 2000 when she embarked on a profession dedicated to talent and innovation with the leading recruitment firm, Datatech Analytics. With over two decades of unrivalled experience in the data industry, Roisin is recognised as a leading expert in talent acquisition and retention. Her endeavours with Women in Data have cemented her as an authority on gender representation in the world of data.
Wind forward to 2023: the Women in Data community has grown to 35,000 members and the organisation’s influence is both broad and deep. Women in Data has become famous for its landmark annual events, which have grown in size and prestige year-on-year, as well as its year-round partner and member support, and its Twenty in Data & Tech annual spotlight on female trail-blazers and rising stars.
Today, more insight is available into the barriers to entry that affect both young girls and women in leadership. Together with its partners, Women in Data is involved in practical working parties designed to have a measurable, positive impact on pressing issues such as sector entry, advancement, certification, pay and inclusion. Roisin has been recognised in DataIQ’s Top 100.
Roisin continues to drive more inclusive and innovative methods in which to engage women in a career in Data, develop their expertise in the sector and use the human capital and brilliance of the community for good. Women’s Safety, Women’s Health and Girls in Data are three key initiatives she is helping to advance.
Kate is a women’s health expert, investigative journalist and documentary maker in the UK. She created and produced two ground-breaking Channel 4 documentaries in 2021 and 2022 on the menopause, presented by Davina McCall, which ignited a massive conversation among women. She is the author Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause (but were too afraid to ask) now out in paperback, and her book on contraception Everything You Need to Know About the Pill is published next year. She is an expert menopause speaker and campaigner, and a founder member of The Menopause Charity.
Previously, she was a foreign correspondent for The Times in New York and Washington, before becoming the newspaper's chief film critic. She has written four non-fiction books and three novels.
Fay is the founder of 9to5memopause - which she set up on Instagram after starting the menopause and finding there were no women within the workplace talking about it or any she could relate to, when researching her symptoms.
Her aim is to highlight and inform women of all ages and ethnicities that the menopause is nothing to fear and to share her tips for navigating this transition in a woman's life.
Fay consults across various industries, working with companies to bring awareness within their businesses to help them support their staff. She does this through informal chats, coffee mornings, workshops, helping with Menopause Policies and coming up with tools that work for both company and staff.
Deborah Womack is a seasoned marketing visionary and industry trailblazer with a remarkable career spanning more than two and a half decades. Deborah’s marketing, data and customer expertise, honed by successes in 'Big Four' consulting, multinational communications agencies, and FTSE 100 brands, has firmly established her as a true luminary in the marketing and data industry. One of the hallmark achievements in Deborah's illustrious career was her tenure as a partner at Ernst & Young LLP. As the marketing practice lead at both Ernst & Young and Deloitte Digital, she has been instrumental in reshaping the marketing landscape for some of the world’s biggest brands. Never settling for the status quo, Deborah is a founding member and senior strategic advisor for BRiM (Black Representation in Marketing), board member for GTA Black Women in Tech and board trustee for RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People). For two years running Deborah has been Chair of Judges in the data storytelling category at the Data Marketing Assoc. Awards and this year on the Eurobest Awards Jury in the Creative Business Transformation category.
Looking to the future, Deborah remains committed to driving marketing excellence, fostering growth, and empowering the next generation of leaders to realise the potential in data and technology advances.
Dr Claire Phipps
Claire is an experienced GP and a British Menopause Society Accredited Menopause Specialist and Trainer.
Claire believes that the menopausal transition is an opportunity to take back control of our health and she strongly believes in an holistic approach to care at every opportunity.
The menopause is a highly individual process and Claire has a wealth of experience in the management of the perimenopause through to post-menopause care. Her desire is to make this transition a positive and empowering experience, to keep women in work and for them to fufil their potential.
She is a member of the Royal College of GP’s, British menopause society and International
Menopause Society and regularly gives talks and presentations to organisations and doctors, as well as having advised the government on menopause education.
Kat has been transforming organisations through data and technology leadership for the past 19 years – most recently as a data director specialising in strategy and governance.In the past few years she has integrated her lifelong commitment to ESG into her data career through her public talks on diversity, inclusion and belonging in data teams. In 2021, Kat founded MenopauseX in response to the huge impacts of (peri)menopause on the careers and wellbeing of senior data leaders. Since then its brief has significantly widened to fill a clear gap in menopause care and education space: data-driven solutions.
With more than a decade of experience background in leading private, public and third sector organisations through significant periods of innovation and change, Natalie leads Profusion to get the right data in the right hands at the right time to create value for her clients. She has been recognised multiple times in the top 100 data professionals in the UK and the top 50 customer experience professionals. She has a real passion at Profusion for supporting the Data Academy to build the next generation of diverse talent for our profession and increase data literacy and collaboration between data and non-data professions and Profusion’s Foundation to use data for good.
Prior to Profusion, Natalie ran above the line, digital and email marketing campaigns for the Mayor of London to launch a new brand ‘Team London’ and build and engage a database of 1 million Londoners who would volunteer, securing London the title of European Volunteering Capital. She was also part of the team that delivered the London 2012 Olympic Games and started her career at Deloitte, leading transformation programmes. In her spare time she’s a bit of a serial volunteer, supporting various charities in areas including health and young people as Advisory Board members and Trustees.