Snowflake Women in Data program launched across A/NZ with Accenture

Snowflake Inc.

Tuesday, 19 March, 2024

Snowflake Women in Data program launched across A/NZ with Accenture

Data cloud company Snowflake has announced the launch of its Snowflake Women in Data initiative in Australia and New Zealand, in collaboration with Accenture. The initiative aims to create a community of data professionals to encourage women to be an active part of a data-driven future.

Welcoming data professionals at different stages of their career, Snowflake and Accenture will host regular meet-ups and events for both men and women to attend with the purpose of upskilling, networking and knowledge sharing in an environment that educates and inspires. Snowflake has also formed local chapters in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland that sponsor the Snowflake Women in Data events. These events will focus on three key areas: competence/skills, confidence/personal branding and leadership.

This initiative serves as a crucial avenue for supporting women in data, as well as recognising the challenges they face. Accenture research confirms that the proportion of women working in tech is now smaller, at 32%, than it was in 1984, at 35%. Designed to connect, attract and nurture women in the industry, the Snowflake Women in Data initiative is a significant step towards building a more diverse workforce equipped for the demands of a data-driven future.

“Unlocking the full potential of the tech industry demands not just progress but a groundbreaking shift,” said Cathy Conroy, Director, ANZ Channel and Alliances at Snowflake. “Snowflake recognises that women in data need more than opportunities; they need a robust network and support system. Success hinges on collective commitment and a conscious effort to champion diversity.

“Snowflake’s partnership with Accenture signifies more than collaboration; it’s a commitment to crafting a future where every voice, especially from women in data, not only thrives but shapes the very essence of a data-driven world. Together with Accenture, we’re not just advocating for careers; we’re championing the role of women in fuelling innovation in our data-driven world.”

“We believe that the Snowflake Women in Data initiative is a tremendous opportunity for participants to enhance their skills, foster collaboration and build valuable networks within the data industry,” said Dalibor Ivkovic, Managing Director, Data & Artificial Intelligence Lead, Accenture Australia and NZ. “This initiative provides a platform for both seasoned professionals and aspiring data scientists to advance their careers. The overwhelming feedback from women in the industry reinforces the importance of initiatives like these, and we are thrilled to continue making a positive impact by launching the Snowflake Women in Data initiative this year.”

Those interested in attending the Snowflake Women in Data initiatives can register at

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