Sarah fell in love with product back in 2014, where she created the UK’s first social network for parents of autistic children, winning three awards and making a positive difference for thousands of families. Sarah joined YouGov in 2021 after nearly a decade in senior product roles across hospitality, housing, social care, sport and fitness. She leads the team that builds engaging and rewarding experiences for YouGov’s 15 million panellists in 55 countries, working daily with data scientists, analysts and engineers. She’s passionate about changing the world with technology and believes the best way to do this is through brilliantly diverse teams focused on a compelling mission.
Sarah Francis's Sessions
Being Brilliantly Bonkers: Neurodiversity, mental health, & inclusionSQLBits 2023
1 in 7 people are neurodivergent: our brains are wired differently and we experience the world in unusual ways. The same applies for many people with long term mental health challenges. In this session I'll share practical steps you can take to build an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive, learn, and be their authentic selves
Maximising everyone's super powers - Panel discussionSQLBits 2022
In this panel we will discuss approaches with leaders in the field who have first hand experience of managing neurodiversity in the work place. Welcome questions from the audience as to how everyone can maximise their and their teams super powers
Talk data to me: How to tell compelling stories to non-technical peopleSQLBits 2022
Over the last 10 years, and especially in the last two, the data landscape of businesses has fundamentally changed. Good data science and engineering can help commercial results explode, and deliver outstanding return on investment. However, it’s not always easy. If you’ve ever seen someone’s eyes glaze over when you start a technical presentation, or you’re struggling to communicate the value of what you’re delivering, this session is for you.