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#4 – Dr. Kate Byrne - Diversity in the workplace, Empathy and making lists

Diversity in the workplace, Empathy and making lists

"Listen to other people and learn from other people" - Kate Byrne

This week I bring on another Data Scientist. Kate has a previously worked in cancer research and is now working as a Data Scientist for the past 4 years. In this episode we talk about Diversity in the workplace, importance of soft skills and Empathy.

Timestamps for the episode:

  • Kate's Background (1:00)
  • Pursuing a PhD(3:00)
  • What kind of person she was in school (6:00)
  • What a Data Scientist actually does? (10:15)
  • Advice to an aspiring Data Scientist (12:30)
  • Dislikes about the job (14:30)
  • Data Science & Non Profit (16:30)
  • Importance of diversity (21:00)
  • Soft Skills & their growing importance (25:00)
  • Work / Life balance (30:00)
  • Process in making difficult decisions (37:30)
  • What to do when you feel overwhelmed / unfocused (41:00)
  • 3 biggest lessons learned (44:00)

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