One of the Tech Women Celebration 50 - women changing the ratio of the tech workforce
With over a decade of experience in steering private, public and third sector organisations through significant periods of innovation and change, Natalie Cramp leads data consultancy Profusion. Her mission is to support organisations to get the right insight into the right hands at the right time to create value.
Natalie holds various leadership roles in the data community including chairing the Women in Data's health steering group, leading a cross-industry Data Ethics Advisory Board, and a member of the Mayor's Data for London Advisory Board.
Natalie and her team at Profusion are delivering diversity in data. Profusion has moved from a 29% to 63% female leadership team over three years. The organisation has gone from from 30% to 50% female in the last year, and the gender pay gap from 8% to 1%. She has supported women through an emerging leaders programme, and provided mentoring and coaching to more junior members of the team. She has also worked hard to bring women into the field from other industries, supporting them to make the transition.
Natalie also contributes to supporting women's careers in the wider industry, as a mentor and champion of women in the field. She is an active member of Women in Data and spearheaded the formation of their Healthcare Steering Group to conduct research into how data can be better used to improve medical care for women. As Chair of the Group she has appointed members, created its strategy and is now leading the development of its initial research projects to try and bridge the enormous gender gap in healthcare. This has included a big awareness-raising piece, running data workshops with women's networks across private and public sector companies to crowdsource the priority challenges to tackle, and bringing on key partners to prove the power of data in this space. She is passionate about EDIB more broadly and has launched a data proposition to support organisations to have a more diverse and inclusive workforce, bringing HR experts and researchers together to discuss how to make this happen.
Natalie is a regular speaker at EDIB and Women in Tech/Data events.