By day, Ashley M. Scott is an award-winning Fortune 500 Data Professional, and by night she is a Data Career Coach and Entrepreneur as the founder of Data Girl Ash. As a data professional, career coach, STEM Advocate, and recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award from former President Barack Obama, Ashley is a true multi-hyphenate entrepreneur.
Ashley is best known for sharing her blend of experience in public health and business analytics to encourage and champion the diversification of the talent pipeline in academia and data careers. She credits her data exploration to her experience as a consultant, where she co-led the project management of Phase II of an American medical tourism facility in Tanzania, East Africa.
Her company, Data Girl Ash, is a professional training and coaching company that provides clients with the best-kept secrets to pivot into an in-demand field in data and technology without a technical background. The company supports college students, post-graduates, career changers, and working professionals to exceed their career goals and enhance their data awareness in the workplace. Their ultimate aim is to diversify the talent pipeline and show their pride for POC in tech spaces through their data-inspired apparel and accessories. The company also provides training classes, career coaching services, including resume reviews, Linkedin optimization, and interview preparation.
A portion of the proceeds from the company’s earnings support other women-minority-owned businesses and the Data Girl Scholarship-a scholarship for those who are interested in pursuing or advancing their data career. To date, they have trained over 100 people, participated in 50+ workshops, and have a community of over 5,0000 people. DGA firmly believes that there is strength in awareness and has successfully assisted 20% of their community to secure job offers and negotiate job offers totaling over $300,000.
Ashley is also a proponent of social entrepreneurship, and in pursuit of her mission to promote data literacy, she launched the social media campaign #DataGirl in the summer of 2020 to increase the awareness of data careers. Ashley’s work has allowed her to be featured as a keynote speaker at several conferences and events, including FEM STEM Bahamas, IBM Developer, and Google.
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