Asha Saxena

Founder, WLDA

Message from the Founder


WLDA was created because of my passion for data and AI, and my desire to see more women in the field. I believe that mentorship and peer-to-peer feedback is the best way for women to learn from and uplift each other for the betterment of all.


Since its creation, WLDA has blossomed into a place to build authentic connections and lifelong relationships that  bring members success, learning, and a direction in which to pay it forward—and we’re just getting started. These women are talented, innovative leaders in their fields, and we recognize their hard work.


Welcome to our WLDA family! 

WLDA's Mission

Bringing Women Leaders in Data and AI Together to
Create an Impactful Future.

WLDA Members Come from Organizations Such as:

Founding Members

Besa Bauta
Besa-Bauta-Chief-Data-Officer-Mercy-First

Chief Data Officer Mercy First

Sol Rashidi

Chief Analytics Officer
Estée Lauder Companies Inc

Dara Meath

Divisional CIO
Conair

Maria Voreh

Director, FED CIO Advisory
Former, Chief Data Officer
FBI

Ellen Nielsen
Ellen-Nielsen-Chief-Data-Officer-Chevron

Chief Data Officer
Chevron

Sherry Marcus

Director, Data Science, Global Head of Analytics and Insights Prof. Svcs
Amazon

Julia Bardmesser
Julia-Bardmesser-SVP-Head-of-Data-Voya-Financials

SVP, Head of Data & Architecture
Voya Financials

Tammy Roust
Tammy-Roust-Chief-Data-Officer-State-Illinois

Chief Data Officer State of Illinois

Pinkrose Hamilton
Pinkrose-Hamilton-VP-Business-Intelligence-Hackensack-Meridian-Health

VP Business Intelligence
Hackensack Meridian Health

Paulette Dworzanski

SVP Data Governance
Brown Brothers Harriman

Andrea Markstorm

Chief Data Analytics CIO, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Award-winning CIO Founder, i.WILL

Brenda Fiala

Global VP Strategy, Insights & Analytics
Bacardi

Madhuri Panwar
Madhhuri-Panwar-Chief-Data-Officer-Grainger

VP of Business Transformation
Grainger Inc

Yazhene Krishnaraj
Yazhene-Krishnaraj-Director-Data-Analytics-Digitization-Citizens-Bank-WLDA-founding-member

Director Data Analytics
& Digitization
Citizens Bank

Adita Karkera

Data & AI Architect, CDO Executive Advisor 
Deloitte

Jalaine Ulsh
Jalaine-Ulsh-SVP-Head-of-Risk-and-Regulatory-Data-Warehouse

SVP Head of Risk and Regulatory Data Warehouse
TD Bank

Sunitha Dayaram
Sunitha-Dayaram-Head-of-Enterprise-Data-and-Analytics-Success-Academy-Charter-Schools

Head of Enterprise Data and Analytics Success Academy Charter Schools

Kamaljeet Ghotra
Kamaljeet-Ghotra-Data-and-Analytics-Leader-Deloitte-UCSF

Data and Analytics Leader
Deloitte

Kitu Kumar
Kitu-Kumar-Assoc-Director-eCommerce-Insights-&-Analytics-at-Colgate-Palmolive

Associate Director Ecommerce Insights & Analytics
Colgate Palmolive

Peggy Tsai
Peggy-Tsai-VP-of-Data-Solutions-BIGID

Vice President Data Solutions
Big ID

Susannah Greenberg

Senior VP Digital IT & DATA
L' Oreal

Tracy Ring Cryder

Managing Director
Deloitte