Episode 014: A Conversation with Susan Biancani, Data Scientist, People Analytics at Airbnb


A Conversation with Susan Biancani, Data Scientist, People Analytics at Airbnb
Host: Michael Housman, PhD

Susan Biancani is a Harvard and Stanford graduate, PhD data scientist, and leader of Airbnb's people analytics initiative.  Not only is she an incredibly thoughtful and knowledgeable people analytics practitioner but her efforts were profiled by TechCrunch for having doubled the ratio of female members of the data science team. Speaking to Michael Housman from the 2016 Elevation awards, she talks more about Airbnb's inclusion and diversity efforts, their strong focus on transparency when it comes to reporting these numbers, and the unique culture that Airbnb believes starts with their employees and radiates outwards to their customers. It's a must-listen episode for anyone looking to improve the representation of underrepresented classes within their organization.