Rachel Keane is a Co-Founder of Women in Data UK and has been a specialist recruiter in the Data and Analytics sector for the last decade. Rachel has been part of the Data sector transformation in recent years, which has seen Data develop from being a backroom function to the business-critical core of any organisation. Rachel is an advocate for the vast range of roles in Data that present opportunities for every temperament in every conceivable business, from gaming to advertising, publishing and finance.
Closest to Rachel’s heart is encouraging women to pursue careers in Data. “The stats for women following careers in STEM remain low. Yet there is plenty of evidence to demonstrate the superior performance of companies with a gender balance in their senior teams. I am proud of the programme we run with The Female Lead to promote Twenty in Data and Technology. We have seen a 15% rise in female recruitment in Data in the past two years, and making role models more visible is key to giving women the confidence to develop and to lead.”
Rachel and WiD UK colleague Roisin McCarthy were invited to Downing Street on International Women’s Day this year to acknowledge and celebrate their work in encouraging women in Data and Technology, and both were recently listed as one of the Top 10 women in the UK to be actively changing the Data landscape.