Rehgan Avon is only about three years out of college, but she’s already at the helm of an enterprise with annual revenue approaching $1 million. What’s more, that’s her part-time gig.
While still an industrial and systems engineering student at Ohio State University, Avon founded Women in Analytics, a rapidly growing data science conference that’s attracted speakers and attendees from around the world in just a few years. The conference expects 1,200 attendees this year and has grown so popular, its mission is expanding into that of a data science association that includes a speaker’s bureau, partnerships with other events and a growing online community.
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Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.
Written by Cynthia Bent Findlay.
Originally published February 9, 2020.