Belong @ DataRobot: Celebrating 2024 Women’s History Month with DataRobot AI Legends

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The DataRobot Belong Community Women@DR was established to convey collectively girls and allies at DataRobot for help, networking, encouragement, sources, and neighborhood. We’ve celebrated successes and accomplishments, created protected environments to help one another by way of difficulties, and created each house for vulnerability and a sounding board for concepts and motion. 

We developed a mission to serve our neighborhood thoughtfully.

Women@DR seeks to create, promote and broaden an inclusive tradition that connects, educates and advances the wants, skilled targets, and aspirations of female-identifying members and allies.

As we have a good time Women’s History Month and the International Women’s Day in March, we glance to our neighborhood of sturdy, resilient, and skillful leaders to set the tone. In our February 2024 international firm kick off, 7 girls had been celebrated as DataRobot AI Legends. They had been honored because the embodiment of DataRobot values and success.

We caught up with a few of these trailblazers and requested them questions that may encourage others to turn into legendary:

  • How have you ever constructed confidence and/or resiliency over the course of your profession?
  • What recommendation would you give a feminine figuring out one who is simply beginning their profession?

Here’s what they needed to say …

Ina Ko

Ina Ko, Senior Product Director, Customer Engineering

How have you ever constructed confidence and/or resiliency over the course of your profession?

Building confidence and resilience over the course of my profession has concerned embracing humility, looking for new challenges, utilizing a supportive community for steerage and suggestions, and specializing in the affect of my work. Recognizing the fluidity of life and profession paths as development alternatives relatively than setbacks has been important. This mindset has helped me navigate uncertainties, flip failures into classes, and embrace steady studying and adaptation.

What recommendation would you give a feminine figuring out one who is simply beginning their profession?

For girls simply beginning their careers, my recommendation is to focus in your distinctive journey with out evaluating your self to others. Embrace change, because it brings priceless classes that refine your path to success. Cultivate a mindset of optimistic intent and search to know the motivations of your colleagues and friends. This method will show you how to foster a collaborative surroundings by constructing deep and genuine connections with these you’re employed alongside. Embrace each alternative to develop, lean into modifications, and keep in mind that your distinctive contributions and resilience will outline your path.

Julia Townsend

Julia Townsend, Director, Revenue Strategy & Execution

How have you ever constructed confidence and/or resiliency over the course of your profession?

When I first began out again within the day, I had a giant objective I wished to attain and every part I did was chosen to chip away on the objective.  This actually helped me see a much bigger image and never get too down when obstacles got here alongside. I even have a private mantra that ‘this is one moment, and will pass with time’, that actually helps!

Embracing new alternatives after they come up, even should you assume you may not have all the talents you assume are wanted, has led to some fascinating profession experiences for me. This has made me really feel assured that I can flip my hand to new initiatives even when I do not need all of the solutions immediately.

What recommendation would you give a feminine figuring out one who is simply beginning their profession?

I might advocate actually taking the time to spend money on constructing relationships and champions throughout the enterprise.  This is such an amazing profession and life ability that’s important to grasp as a way to get issues finished and have belief and affect.  This has an enduring affect for each new transfer you make.

Brook Miller

Brook Miller, Senior Director, Demand Planning, Creative, & APAC Marketing

How have you ever constructed confidence and/or resiliency over the course of your profession?

For me, confidence comes from figuring out that mastery isn’t the tip objective for me. Instead, I select to embrace a mindset of continuous studying and construct confidence by way of collaborating with individuals who can train me new issues in addition to sharing my very own expertise with others. 

In the instances the place I would like to attract on resilience, I discover that zooming out to the larger image to achieve some perspective actually helps. By viewing the powerful instances as only a chapter within the general story of your profession, you may hold shifting ahead with out being consumed by what’s taking place within the current second. It’s additionally alright to ask for assist, say you don’t know the reply or take a while out to reset when wanted.

What recommendation would you give a feminine figuring out one who is simply beginning their profession?

Take the time to know your self, your strengths and the place you may contribute after which put your hand up for one thing that scares you yearly. The proper mindset will take you very far whilst you’re constructing your skillset. Align your self with the individuals you admire and wish to study from and don’t be afraid to ask them for steerage. One day you’ll be capable to give that very same reward to another person.

Katherine Stepanova

How have you ever constructed confidence and/or resiliency over the course of your profession?

Building confidence and resilience is a course of that requires a whole lot of endurance, help from others, each professionally and personally, and many onerous work. My confidence and resilience, at the start, come from my grandma, an extremely sturdy lady who had gone by way of a myriad of challenges in her life and was capable of embrace the challenges and overcome difficulties and failures. She taught me from early childhood that women can do something they got down to do in the event that they get educated, work onerous, apply commendable work ethic it doesn’t matter what they do, and consider in themselves. She’s been my greatest cheerleader all my life, and I’m eternally grateful to her for that, and that’s one thing I’ll attempt to cross onto my daughter as properly.    

What recommendation would you give a feminine figuring out one who is simply beginning their profession?

Build a powerful help system, each professionally and personally. There will likely be good days and unhealthy ones, bumps on the street, however with a powerful help system you’ll by no means lose the will and skill to maneuver ahead, replicate on the challenges, and overcome difficulties. Don’t overlook to benefit from the journey! 

Sahana Sundara Raj Sreenath

Sahana Sreenath, Lead, Database Engineer

How have you ever constructed confidence and/or resiliency over the course of your profession?

For me, it has been by way of stepping out of my consolation zone and taking over duties I discovered difficult initially. Reaching out readily when in want of steerage and never being afraid of constructing errors at first all make for a stable basis to construct on.  

What recommendation would you give a feminine figuring out one who is simply beginning their profession?

I discovered the next very useful when beginning out: 1) Remaining curious on a regular basis will carry you far and show you how to to study the intricacies of your roles and obligations higher, 2) Frequently soliciting and incorporating suggestions will allow you to turn into extra environment friendly within the office, and three) Continue to remain motivated and devoted, develop a powerful work ethic, problem your self every time attainable and your work will converse for itself!

Teresa Gearin

Teresa Gearin, Marketing Operations Project Manager

How have you ever constructed confidence and/or resiliency over the course of your profession?

Embracing change! Change is inevitable and generally feels fixed however studying to adapt and being open to studying and enhancing your abilities makes change really feel much less cumbersome and extra like a chance. I’m at all times actively looking for methods to enhance my surroundings whether or not it’s processes, group ways, or simply in the way in which I feel and understand any state of affairs. This has helped me construct the boldness wanted to navigate male dominated industries/groups, powerful conditions, and advocate for myself. At the tip of the day I’m my biggest ally and worst critic, training balancing the 2 helps. 

What recommendation would you give a feminine figuring out one who is simply beginning their profession?

Your voice issues! Learn to embrace the ability of advocating for your self and others confidently and assertively. Your time, experiences, and ideas are priceless. Always be coachable, proactive in your studying and improvement, and trustworthy with your self about what you really worth and try for it. 

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Angie Sullivan
Angie Sullivan

VP of Accounting, DataRobot

Angie Sullivan is the VP of Accounting at DataRobot. She is also a core member of the Women @DR Belong neighborhood. Angie has labored in Finance for shut to twenty years. DEI is particularly necessary to her and she or he focuses on encouraging girls to pursue and develop of their careers in Finance and within the Technology trade. Outside of labor she enjoys her household and residential in Seattle, WA, and loves spending high quality time along with her two daughters (i.e. future trailblazing girls leaders)!


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