About Jennifer Stirrup

Founder & CEO, Data Relish

Jennifer Stirrup is the Founder and CEO of Data Relish, a UK-based AI and Business Intelligence leadership boutique consultancy delivering data strategy and business-focused solutions. Jen is a recognized leading authority in AI and Business Intelligence Leadership, a Fortune 100 global speaker, and has been named as one of the Top 50 Global Data Visionaries, one of the Top Data Scientists to follow on Twitter and one of the most influential Top 50 Women in Technology worldwide.

Jen has clients in 24 countries in 5 continents, and her client list includes Microsoft, the NHS, the UK and Northern Ireland Governments, The Ashridge Hult Business School, CBS Interactive, O’Reilly and Virgin Atlantic.

She holds postgraduate degrees in AI and Cognitive Science. Jen has authored 3 books in data and artificial intelligence has been featured on CBS Interactive and the BBC as well as other well-known podcasts, such as Digital Disrupted, Run As Radio and her own Make Your Data Work webinar series.

Jen has also given keynotes for colleges, universities, as well as donating her expertise to charities and non-profits as a Non-Executive Director. Jen’s keynotes are about AI Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion in Technology 3. Digital Transformation 4. Business Intelligence. All of Jen’s keynotes are based on her two decades plus years of global experience, dedication and hard work.

What will you learn

Intersectionality, Diversity and Inclusion: New manager’s guide

If Diversity is being invited to the table, Inclusion means being invited to speak at the table, Equality means not having to wait until others have eaten before you do, then Intersectionality means that people recognize that the table wobbles on your side.

These are important topics for preparing new leaders in the workplace and they are crucial for people’s careers. Having a single focus on one area is an easy option but it can create inequalities for someone else and that is not fair. So, for example, ‘women in tech’ often neglects the experience of women of colour and it becomes exclusive rather than inclusive, creating inequality for someone else. These are not easy topics, but we can learn to look at people on more than just one ‘axis’. We cannot expect people to ‘wait their turn’ to come to the dinner table. Everyone should be invited.