OUR MOTIVATION​

We aspire to elevate people of colour through learning and development, while providing a supportive network.

Our aim is to provide an empowering nationwide network, supporting our members to reach their potential in the workplace. 

We care passionately about propelling diversity to the top of the workplace agenda, in order that people of colour may feel confident, visible and heard.

As an inclusive network, we also recognise the importance of intersectional factors upon equality in the workplace, including gender, disability and social class. 

Through working together to elevate one another, we aim to overcome these barriers and allow all people of colour to flourish within the data industry and beyond. 

 

 


MEET THE TEAM

Sadiqah Musa

Senior Analyst, Founder and CEO of Black in Data.

Sadiqah Musa

Sadiqah has over 10 years of experience in Data and Analytics. She Started her career analysing seismic data for the oil and gas industry as an Interpretation Geophysicist. With the desire to expand her knowledge and expertise, Sadiqah moved into customer and behavioural analysis. She is currently working as a senior analyst for the Guardian News and Media where she is an advocate for increased representation of ethnic diversity within Data.

Devina Nembhard

Lead Analyst Co-founder, Director Of Talent Nurturing.

Devina Nembhard

Devina’s career in Data began by accident over 10 years ago. After unsuccessfully trying to launch a career in finance after graduating from university, she decided to try something new, Data. After gaining experience in a variety of industries, she settled at The Guardian News and Media in 2017. She has become a specialist in the area of data that drives customer loyalty and retention, supporting marketing teams through advanced analytics, testing and strategy development.

Aisha Sanusi Badamasi

Software Engineer, Chief Technology Officer.

Aisha Sanusi Badamasi

Aisha is a Software Engineer with First Class degree honours. She also has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Coventry University. Her journey in Data Analytics began during a project she worked on at the Central Bank of Nigeria. Her role entailed data governance and manipulation, raising her interest to dive into data analysis. That led Aisha to work as a research Data Analyst contractor for alma mater, Baze University. Also, Aisha has worked on numerous Data Analytics projects.

Kim-Yen Nguyen

Data Analyst, Director Of Mentoring.

Kim-Yen Nguyen

Kim-Yen Nguyen’s career in data is only just beginning. She graduated from University of Kent with Bsc Mathematics & Statistics in 2018 and having thoroughly enjoyed analysing data using R at university coupled with a year long placement experience at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) using SAS, she landed her first job as a Data Analyst at the Guardian.

Nina Nduwayo

Data Scientist, Director Of Community Outreach.

Nina Nduwayo

Nina is a Senior Data Scientist with 6+ years experience working in the industry. She specialises in solving complex challenges, using data to identify opportunities and enable clients to make smarter data-driven decisions. Nina began learning to code through online courses, where she picked up web development skills and was introduced to data science. She now works for Ravelin. Nina is keen to raise awareness of career opportunities in data and encourage students to enter this field.

Dr Evalyne Muiruri

Data Scientist, Lead Content Writer.

Dr Evalyne Muiruri

Evalyne is a Data Scientist with a background in biology and applied statistics. She has worked in a variety of domains - academia, the public sector and management consulting - developing bespoke statistical models for research published in peer-reviewed journals and, driving analytics initiatives for critical national projects. She is currently specialising in machine learning to innovate and solve problems in healthcare.

Dr Adesile Ajisafe

Data Scientist, Content Writer.

Dr Adesile Ajisafe

Adesile Ajisafe is a chartered engineer with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University College London sponsored by Siemens AG. Dr Ajisafe is a senior engineer at Malvern where he is responsible for delivering a major EU R&T project. He is also a part-time data science consultant and has previously helped several companies improve their efficiency and maximise profits through the implementation of ML algorithms.

Joy Adeogun

Student Ambassador, University of Cambridge Undergraduate.

Joy Adeogun

Hello everyone, my name is Joy Adeogun and I am a student at Cambridge University. I am proud to be a student ambassador at BiD where I assist predominantly with outreach as well as the operation of the student body and involvement. I come from a background in English Literature and therefore learning about Data and applying my skills, has been really fresh and rewarding.

Umar Abdulaziz

Student Ambassador, University of Warwick Undergraduate.

Umar Abdulaziz

Umar. I am currently studying Chemistry at the University of Warwick. I want to solve real-world problems both locally and globally, and I believe that Data Science can accomplish this. I like to pick up new skills; recently, I have begun learning SQL. I am advanced in HTML, Matlab and fluent in Python. I want this mentorship opportunity at Black in Data to help me create my pathway to Data Science; I want to build a network and learn ways to improve what I am doing and pick up new things.