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Edwina is globally recognised as one of the true pioneers of Big Data. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019, for Services to Data and Business
In 2013 Edwina launched the non-profit organisation The Female Lead, offering alternative role models to young girls and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Acclaimed as one of the Top 5 initiatives for Female Empowerment, its reach is over 5m people globally.
She is also an Advisor to Government. Currently serving as a Commissioner to Government’s Geo-Spatial Commission under Sir Andrew Dilnot since 2019 and as Deputy Chair of Government’s Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation (CDEI), exploring the ethics of use of AI and other technology.
In addition to being a former Trustee of the Science Museum (2013-2018), she was a Non-Executive Director of HMRC from 2013 to 2016 focused on Data & Digital Transformation, as well as Chair of the government-backed, private sector-sponsored Your Life campaign.

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