Past Events – 2016 Women in Analytics Conference

WIA 2016

WIA 2016 was the inaugural conference that was created to support women in the analytics space. The original conference covered the following topics:

  • The necessity of technical experience, the power of multiple perspectives, and the significance of discovery and research in the analytics community.

  • Understanding where women currently thrive within the industry, where they are underrepresented, and what the community can do to support an increase in diversity across the spectrum of analytics.

  • Defining the necessary skills to successfully contribute to and lead within the analytics community.

  • How to generate awareness and support of women in the analytics community.


Patty Morrison | Keynote

Executive Vice President, Customer Support Services & CIO at Cardinal Health

Kathy Koontz | Opening Speaker

Associate Vice President, Customer Insights & Analytics at Nationwide Insurance

Jennifer Bleen | Panelist

VP, Senior Operations Analyst, Enterprise Data and Analytics at Huntington National Bank

Stanley Lucas | Panelist

Associate Vice President, Customer & Business Insights at Lane Bryant

Allison Jones-Farmer | Panelist

Van Andel Professor of Business Analytics at Miami University

Britney Williams-Ward | Panelist

Senior Consultant – North American Analytics Center at IBM