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March 8, 2021

Women’s History Month and International Women's Day 2021 at Dataminr

March is Women’s History Month, and as we’re quickly approaching International Women’s Day on March 8, I’ve been reflecting on the role of womxn at Dataminr. 

Just over a year ago, we opened our Melbourne office and I joined the team fresh out of university. It was inspiring for me to see that a majority of my colleagues were womxn from a range of cultural backgrounds, with diverse skill sets and experiences. We had the unique opportunity to carve out our own roles as womxn within a leading tech organization and be a part of cultivating a global culture of inclusivity and equity at Dataminr. It’s been a positive experience to witness the diverse group of womxn around me grow into leadership positions and set the tone for not only the Melbourne office, but the wider organization. 

This year’s campaign for International Women’s Day (IWD) is #ChooseToChallenge. I’ve been thinking about how the womxn around me have dared to challenge the stereotypical image of the corporate female in male-dominated industries. This year, I’m celebrating not only womxn who motivate from leadership positions, but also my peers across offices who have worked to foster and maintain an inclusive and uplifting environment focused on encouragement, support and community every single day. 

As part of our commitment to uplift diverse voices across offices, check out how my colleagues plan on helping forge a gender-equal world.

  • Gender equality is not possible without representation, so it's incredibly important for women to see themselves in leadership and other positions of influence. For me, that means recognizing that I can use my position and my voice to create opportunities for other women. — Kelly Collins, Senior Director, Internal Communications, NYC
  • “Having and maintaining a gender-equitable, inclusive culture is not only personally important, but it’s one of our leadership goals at Dataminr. I make sure to communicate this commitment with my team so that we are collectively always looking to optimize our recruiting, hiring, and promotions processes with this goal in mind. Additionally, I take advantage of the learnings from our diverse employee resource groups so that I can be an example to my team and an active ally across marginalized communities."Jay Humphlett, EVP Public Sector, Washington, D.C.
  • “Mentoring fellow Latinx women that are navigating the security space is a personal imperative of mine. As once an international graduate student matriculating through the U.S. university system and then an intelligence analyst, I believe that my insights and experiences can help guide the women that come after me in this space.” Pamela Loaiza, Domain Expert, Seattle
  • “From actively seeking out, hiring and promoting female talent, to then supporting their professional growth and ensuring that their voices are heard—I strive to incorporate inclusivity in all our processes. As a scientist, I know the importance of having an inclusive environment to support the diversity that ultimately makes our teams world-class. As a leader, I can unequivocally say that I’ve seen it play out in every team I’ve built and in every highly successful team I’ve encountered. Women add incredible value. I strongly believe that we need more women in leadership roles, therefore I do my best to support and encourage women, particularly early in their careers, to grow their potential.” Alex Jaimes, Chief Scientist, NYC
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