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EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Creating Inclusive Big Data – Dr. Mae Jemison

“Data, in order to be effective, really needs to connect with people”

Former NASA Astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator, Dr. Mae Jemison is a leading voice for science, social responsibility and education. Now, she’s paving the way for human interstellar travel. In conversation with Sherah Beckley Assistant Editor, Thomson Reuters Sustainability, from the 2017 United Nations Environmental Assembly, in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Jemison reflects on her career while discussing the need for big data inclusion, female leadership, what gives her hope, and how you can get involved with her “Look Up” campaign. 

Dr. Mae Jemison shares the key moments in her journey and her current work with big data and inclusion:

Why do we need to include everyone in the journey to find a solution to connect people to data?

“Women do the vast majority of work in this world yet we own very little of it’s wealth”

Here’s why Dr Mae believes women and female leaders are crucial to creating a sustainable future and what continues to drive her work.

Here’s how you can get involved – “Look Up”

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