Get into Data is Dhivya’s brainchild.
Dhivya has been a returner herself, twice. Thanks to her core tech skills & data, she has
been a mentor with several organisations (Cherie Blair, STEMNet) and has mentored several women back into work.
She has volunteered at several returners program and found them lacking. She has built this program after extensive research with our mums, adapting the tech & program to suit the returning mum ( and not the other way round).
She believes in the industry coming together to share expertise to increase our impact exponentially.
Our #GetIntoData program is the next step in our program to give back and build a stronger, diverse data community.
We are strongly female led, proudly BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic ) owned enterprise.
In Dhivya’s own words:
I have been working on a passion project for a couple of years now – to enable and foster data and digital careers. I believe that these are skills of the future and that everybody should have access to them. Also, I would like a lot more women in data ( we are at less than 17% in the UK atm).
The idea is to demystify the tech bits around data, provide training and mentoring as a way unto robust career paths ( these are strong career paths, not just jobs). And there is a massive skills shortage with loads of jobs available. So win-win !!!
‘Get Into Data’ is a social enterprise born out of the idea – We soft-launched on the women’s day :). As a pilot, we are running a free boot camp style program with training and mentoring for people to start on their data careers. This is a program sponsored by Aster Social Housing.
We want people from all ages, genders, ethnicities. We want to talk to and reach people who wouldn’t have traditionally considered digital and data careers. We want to show everyone how awesome data is. We are run fully by data experts who volunteer their time to train and mentor. A boot camp like this would cost in thousands if you look around.
If you have any questions, I am available on firstname.lastname@example.org