Former Chevron CDO Ellen Nielsen Appointed Executive Director of WLDA

Ellen Nielsen Appointed Executive Director of WLDA
Ellen Nielsen Appointed Executive Director of WLDA

(US and Canada) Women Leaders in Data and AI (WLDA), an exclusive network of women senior leaders in data and AI has appointed former Chevron Chief Data Officer Ellen Nielsen as its new Executive Director.

Throughout her distinguished career at Chevron, Nielsen spearheaded initiatives that improved data accessibility and promoted an inclusive corporate environment. Her contributions have garnered her recognition as one of the Top 100 Influential People in Data and one of the Top 20 Trailblazing Women in Energy.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Ellen join our team. Her exceptional leadership skills and unwavering dedication to diversity and inclusion make her the perfect fit to lead WLDA into its next growth phase,” stated Asha Saxena, CEO and Founder of WLDA.

In her new role, Nielsen will be responsible for overseeing WLDA’s growth strategy, working collaboratively with the board, staff, and members to broaden the organization’s impact and reach.

“I am honored to join WLDA at such a pivotal time. The work of WLDA is more important than ever, and I am excited to collaborate with the team to drive meaningful change and support women leaders in achieving their full potential. Together, we will continue to break barriers and create a more inclusive and equitable future,” commented Ellen Nielsen.

Nielsen’s appointment highlights WLDA’s dedication to empowering women leaders and fostering diversity and inclusion across various industries. She holds a position on the CDO Magazine Global Editorial Board, showcasing her contributions to the field of data.

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