Thanks, Tracy. I'm inspired by Catherine D'Ignazio.
In her honor, I propose we also pick up on this thread,"What would feminist data visualization look like?"
Catherine D’Ignazio, a.k.a. kanarinka, is an Assistant Professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization Storytelling in the Journalism Department at Emerson College. She is a scholar, artist/designer and software developer who focuses on data literacy and visualization for civic engagement and community empowerment. Her research at the intersection of technology, design & the humanities has been published in the Journal of Peer Production, the Journal of Community Informatics, and the proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI).
D’Ignazio has co-developed a suite of tools for data literacy (DataBasic.io), developed custom software to geolocate news articles and designed an application, Terra Incognita, to promote global news discovery. She is currently writing about Feminist Data Visualization, working with the Public Lab to explore the possibilities for journalistic storytelling with DIY environmental sensors and planning the next version of the “Make the Breastpump Not Suck” Hackathon at the MIT Media Lab.
Her art and design projects have won awards from the Tanne Foundation, Turbulence.org, the LEF Foundation, and Dream It, Code It, Win It. In 2009, she was a finalist for the Foster Prize at the ICA Boston. Her work has been exhibited at the Eyebeam Center for Art & Technology, Museo d’Antiochia of Medellin, and the Venice Biennial.
Great idea Tracy!
I've been inspired by Melinda Gates for the great work she's done in envisioning and then implementing plans to improve women's health at a global scale: Maternal, Newborn & Child Health - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ; Family Planning - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Donna has helped several people in this community - especially in the Server Admin area. She really knows her stuff! She's a pleasure to talk to, a joy to work with, and we're happy to have her as a Tableau Ambassador!
Lei has been a fantastic member of the community, helping people with complex calculations, giving feedback on dashboard design, and helping answer Server questions. Lei seems to know a little bit about it all! Plus, she's multilingual!
Pauline is one of my closest teammates, the great work that she does inspires me to be better and I love that we always have each other's back;
Angela helps me out all the time + is always going above and beyond to keep our knowledge base up to date
and Esther I admire for her killer analytics skills (and her willingness to share said skills)
plus the 3 of them are just a lot of fun to be around and they are among the reasons I'm happy to come to work every day.
More women in data (but not Tableau necessarily) that inspire me:
data + art
storytelling with data
Thanks Tracy! Right back at ya! You help this community be the great place it is!
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I love this thread!
There are sooooo many women in dataviz who inspire me, picking one seems impossible and listing out all of them seems impossible as well.
So here's one group and one individual:
The group is all the women at Tableau who keep on improving the product and it's "surround" of documentation, training, and support. I'm incredibly grateful that I get to use such a high quality, responsive tool in my daily work and have such great interactions with the company, thank you!
The individual is Georgia Liupi. I've got a notion of the "tracks" that my brain follows and whenever I see her visualizations (and especially where she documents her process) I gets to see someone who thinks and approaches data & visualization very differently from me and I can't help but be jolted out of my ways of thinking and be inspired.