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Women in STEM – Celebrating Careers in Data Science- International Women’s Day 2023

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Wednesday 8 March 2023





Tech Hub


Computer Science

Women in STEM (for international women's day) event speakers, Sarah Mitchell and Rachael Hardman

Celebrating International Women’s Day the Department of Computer Science are pleased to welcome Sarah Mitchell who is a Data Scientist and Rachael Hardman Data Science Team Lead at Peak on to campus. Sarah and Rachael will talk about their career paths and how it has led them both to the world of Data Science. They will also discuss the different pathways to a career in data science.

Data science is one of the fastest growing fields in technology, combining scientific and commercial knowledge with data to produce invaluable insights. This talk will examine the multiple career pathways into data science, with a strong focus on diversity in data science. Sarah and Rachael will discuss why they decided to pursue a data science career, as well as sharing advice and exploring some of the lessons they learnt along the way.

Peak was founded in Manchester (UK) in 2015 by Richard Potter, Atul Sharma, and David Leitch. We’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Our Decision Intelligence platform provides businesses all over the world with AI-powered solutions that drive game-changing commercial outcomes.


1.30pmRefreshments, networking and demos
2pmTalk: Sarah Mitchell, Data Scientist and Rachael Hardman, Data Science Team Lead at Peak
Hosted by Professor Ella Pereira, Department of Computer Science, Edge Hill University
3pmRefreshments, networking and demos

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For more information about this event please contact Lindsay Cumiskey, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Co-Ordinator [email protected]