Leverage Data Culture, Strategy and Hygiene for Sustainable Growth

data culture for business growth

Leverage Data Culture, Strategy and Hygiene for Sustainable Growth with Genevieve Smith


Genevieve Smith is a consultant who uses data culture to drive systems change.

Since 2014 Genevieve Smith has partnered with data scientists and organizational culture strategists from local community-based organizations to international non-governmental organizations like The World Bank and others on their data culture and data hygiene. She helps her clients ask good questions like - are we making a positive difference? How do we know? 

Genevieve's approach is a marriage of data science and organizational culture. She is passionate to co-build the field of data culture for social impact. Her recent projects include building a data strategy for The World Bank Group’s Independent Evaluation Group and designing a knowledge management practice and platform for trust-based philanthropy.

Topics and key takeaways from this episode:

  • What is data culture and the components that need to be addressed 

  • The importance of data literacy, power, and ethics in non-profit and other organizational types 

  • Why is big data (aka data maximization not always a good thing)

  • Who should be responsible for data strategy, hygiene and power for best results 

  • Why data need to have a cross-functional and multi-dimensional approach

  • How data impacts and dictates culture in an organization

  • Actions you can take to better steward data hygiene within your organization

  • How Genevieve took a leap of faith to a new city and career

  • Tools Genevieve uses to stay on track and keep the overwhelmed of being a CEO at bay 

  • How to give back to community-based organizations in a way that really matters 

Check out the resource mentioned on accessibility here https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/data-culture-project/overview/ 

Connect with Genevive at these places: Website: gv-advisory.com
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/genevieve-smith-0357648a/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gv_advisory/