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Growth Stories -Ethel Karskens

Growth Stories -Ethel Karskens

Name:
Ethel Karskens

Job Title:
Product Manager/Data Analyst

Short Bio:
I’ve worked in different analytics spaces and roles for more than eight years, and have specialised in Forensics Analytics, Product Analytics and Social Impact Measurement.

I’ve worked as a senior data analyst at PwC, Microsoft, and multiple start-ups. Passionate about data for good, I founded Sydney Data for Democracy and later Civita, a not-for-profit that connects data professionals with charities to help them increase their data maturity. Today, in addition to running my organisation, I work with for-purpose organisations as a data lead to leverage their data for a greater social impact.

Hobby/Fun Fact about yourself:
My passion is writing and theatre — I act in French-speaking plays in Sydney!

Personal Growth Story:
To me, personal and professional growth can only happen through breaks and meditation. Several times a year, I like to completely disconnect and take the time to reflect on what I have accomplished and if I am going in the right direction. On a daily basis, every morning, before doing anything else, I list the tasks and goals I need to do to achieve these bigger goals, in addition to the usual workloads.

Your Next Growth Target:
Expand my data equity work through my own organisation or a larger one.

Your Role Model:
Nate Silver

What would you say to yourself 5 or 10 years ago?:
Be more confident in your ideas!

The Book you plan to read or are currently reading:
Sand Talk — Tyson Yunkaporta

1–3 books, podcasts, or pieces of content that you’d recommend to anyone:
The Signal And The Noise — Nate Silver.

Click to find out more about Upflowy, and see our growth stories series here.

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