Best Ideas 2022 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Advancing Women In Data (AWID)
Explain your idea in details:
AWID is an online platform that aims to build a representation for women in data science & analytics, help them gain more visibility in the data-driven world, and fill their skill set gap by receiving helpful guidance from expert trainers, working on trending projects, participating in hackathons, building impressive portfolios & CVs, Practicing job interview questions, helping them to stand out from the crowd and getting exposure to the data companies. Our platform offers free resources recommended by our trainers to help them build good foundations of data science, be effective self-directed learners, save time, save cost, and eliminate the confusion that comes from the vast amount of information on the internet. It also includes an AI-based assessment designed to help the trainers identify the best candidates to contribute to real and paid projects.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
AWID targets all women from diverse backgrounds who have a passion for the STEM field and want to build a career in the data-driven industries, it also targets all the data-driven companies that lack the presence of women, the goal is to help women build impressive portfolios & CVs through working on real projects, So we have success when we can increase the percentage of women participation in data jobs by x%.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Our value proposition is to deliver a platform that promotes the visibility of women in the data science and analytics field and matches them with expert trainers to support them in their self-learning journey, there are no financial barriers, and it's free of charge, yet the candidates have to pay back when they get their first job (25% of their salary only once), we also have premium paid service which is building a professional brand (very low and affordable prices). Our partners are NGOs such as Codi, and SE factory, those NGOs will help us bring trainers and specialists. We also have collaborated with a data-driven company "Agricom" based in Greece, this company is going to be our first potential hiring partner.
I'm 24 years old, I'm an electrical engineering graduate, yet when I did my first internship as a junior electrical engineer, I found that not my passion, I realized that I have a great passion for solving problems through innovative ways and I found that the technology sector is the right place as technology becomes part of our lives. My curiosity in the tech field led me to enroll in the machine learning track at Holberton academy, I liked how data and tech can open doors to innovations and help business companies maintain their competitive edge, so I had the chance to join a freelance team and I have contributed in the data part (gathering data, processing data..). I am a very ambitious and passionate person, I'm curious about people with an eagerness to understand their pain points and leverage the use of tech & data to bring something valuable for them and deliver impactful solutions.