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Celebrating Careers for
Women in Analytics

SAS Women in Analytics
Launch Party and Networking Event

Thursday, March 22 | The SAS Canada Building
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


According to the 2016 Census, Canadian women are now more educated than Canadian men for the first time in history. Couple this with an impressive and encouraging forecast for data analytics jobs in Canada, and there has never been a better time to support women entering and growing in the field. However, women occupy only 23 percent of the STEM full-time workforce, according to Statistics Canada, and earn about 30 percent less than their male counterparts. We need Women in Analytics leadership now as much as ever.

SAS Canada is excited to launch a new program aimed at supporting women in analytics. The Women in Analytics Network will support and bring women in analytics, at all stages of their career, together to build a network, learn new skills and be inspired. As the leader in analytics SAS will leverage its deep analytical roots, academic relationships, customer networks and more to drive better opportunities and awareness for women in analytics.  

Join us and accomplished women in analytics at this exciting launch event to:

  • Network with women in analytics that are leading the pack.
  • Learn how these superstars have built their careers.
  • Practical tips and techniques for building a career in analytics.
  • Become an advocate for women in analytics. 

We look forward to seeing you on March 22.  Seats fill quickly for this exclusive event, so please reserve your spot today.

About Women in Analytics Network 

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The Women in Analytics Network is a SAS sponsored networking program aimed to strengthen diversity in the analytics field. The program will leverage the SAS values of authenticity, value for work/life balance and passion to build a community of women who are interested in and will advocate for Women in Analytics. Our audience is anyone wishing to contribute to, or build a career in analytics.

SAS is a natural for a leadership role for WIA, and not just because of the software. The company has fostered a culture of nurturing talent and accommodating the demands of family life, from on-campus day care and schooling at our Cary, N.C., campus, to progressive work-from-home and family leave policies across the organization. But we can only provide a stage; the voice must be yours. To find out how to become involved, join our event. Meet amazing women in analytics and hear about our new WIA portal. Together, we can create a resource that provides inspiration and practical learning, a springboard to opportunity, a forum for that voice.

About our speakers

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden
Executive Lead, Financial Crimes, SAS Canada

Lori Bieda

Lori Bieda
Head, Analytics Centre of Excellence, BMO

Karen Wright

Karen Wright
Master Certified Coach, Parachute Executive Coaching

Jill Dyché

Jill Dyché
Vice President of Best Practices, SAS

Katherine Gotovsky, Arielle Shannon,  Jing Yi Wang

Katherine Gotovsky, Arielle Shannon & Jing Yi Wang
Digital Science Award for Innovation


4:00 p.m.Registration & Networking
5:00 p.m.Welcome & Opening Remarks
Amanda Holden National Leader, SAS Canada
5:20 p.m.Why Women in Analytics Matter
Lori Bieda Head, Analytics Centre of Excellence, BMO
5:40 p.m.Leading with Mindfulness at the pace of Analytics
Karen Wright’s Master Certified Coach, Parachute Executive Coaching  
6:00 p.m.I’m Just Starting Out - What Do I Need to Know
6:20 p.m.Panel Discussion Moderator:
Jill Dyche VP SAS Best Practices, SAS
7:00 p.m.Closing & Networking

The SAS Building Canada
280 King St. East,
Toronto, ON, M5A 1KT

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