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Sharala Axryd of CADS chosen to The 5 Most Influential Female Online Entrepreneurs of 2019 by Morgan Philips

March 27, 2019 Accolades No Comments Email Email

In celebration of International Women’s Day recently, Morgan Philips Group paid homage to five inspiring female entrepreneurs within the online arena and named Sharala Axryd, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Center of Applied Data Science (CADS) as one of the five women who have successfully redefined the way business is conducted.

The only Asian on the list, Sharala is known for her passion in data science and established CADS to enable innovation by creating economic opportunities for those who want to make a change. Never one to rest on her laurels, Sharala is always working towards setting the benchmark for data science education as well as empowering the next generation of data science professionals.

“To be named among the top female online entrepreneurs by Morgan Philips Group is gratifying, especially given the fact it is on the world stage as not just the only Malaysian but the only ASEAN women overall. The biggest takeaway from this is that if ASEAN women prove themselves by performing up to standards, they too can be recognised for their contributions towards innovating within the technology industry. It is my vision to create a pipeline of women leaders for the data science field that through their success will redefine opportunities for future generations of women,” said Sharala.

As a prominent female thought leader in the data science space, Sharala is highly-sought after for sharing her insights on topics ranging from analytics to women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Sharala’s achievements include bringing in The Data Incubator, an American-based data science centre, to Malaysia; launching the first data science accelerator programme in 2016 as well as taking the lead in an initiative with the Harvard Business School in Boston, supporting the national agenda to be the hub for Big Data Analytics. More recently, she spearheaded the launch of Data For Her, a unique chapter that encourages the participation of women in data science while fostering comprehensive equality, diversity and inclusivity in the technology industry.

Morgan Philips Group is a major international recruitment business with offices in Europe, the USA, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. For the full list of influential female online entrepreneurs by Morgan Philips Group, click here.

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