the Data Plus Women Conference Grant


Do you remember the magical experience of your first conference? Help us to bring this opportunity to someone from the Tableau community who wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to be there!

We're so excited to partner with Tableau Zen Master Lilach Manheim to announce the first Data Plus Women conference grant! The purpose of this grant is to provide the opportunity for a woman from the Tableau community to attend her first conference. The grant will include a ticket to TC18, as well as $2,000 towards travel and lodging. We will be posting more details on the application process and the selection committee on June 30. Applications will be open July 1 to July 22, and the decision will be announced at the end of July.

But in the meantime, we need your help! Please help us to reach our funding goal of $2,065 by contributing on GoFundMe. The Data Plus Women Conference Grant campaign will be open until 11:59PM on July 15. A huge thank you to Tableau for their generous contribution of a TC18 conference ticket.



To help break down the barriers that prevent women in technology from attending conferences, we're excited to offer a grant for the Tableau Conference. The Data + Women Conference Grant program seeks to provide support to women, especially those who are underrepresented in the technology industry. This includes, but is not limited to women from ethnic minority backgrounds (Black, Latin, Asian), women with disabilities, women from low-income backgrounds, and women from the LGBTQ community.



Grant recipients will receive:

  • A complimentary ticket to Tableau Conference

  • $2,000 grant towards travel and lodging

  • A feature in a blog post

Note: Recipients are responsible for any additional cost beyond $2,000.



Applicants must be 18 years old or older and identify themselves as a woman.



Deadline: July 22, 2018 (11:59 pm PST)


Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Selection will be made by a committee that will review each application. All application info will be kept confidential. All applicants will be notified of their application's status approximately three weeks after the deadline. Winners will receive additional information on how to register for the conference. We’re happy to answer additional questions. Contact us at


Diversity Advocates

We'd like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contribution to the Data + Women Conference Grant, and their commitment to change the ratio in technology:

Brittany Fong, Curtis Harris, Craig Bloodworth, Ken Flerlage, Alicia Bembenek, Mark Bradbourne, Adam Crahen, Brian Graves, Pam Okerholm, Tristan Guillevin, Pooja Gandhi, Amanda Boyle, Nicole Lohr, Katherine Matthews, Jeremy Poole, Jeff Pettiross, Ravi Mistry, Sarah Bartlett, Andy Cotgreave, Jade Le Van, Kathleen Brown, Fi Gordon, Kris Curtis, Vanessa Newton, James Baker, Michael D Madigan, Jeff Plattner, Crystal Meyers, Michael Sanville, Kathy Thomson, Petra Clementson, Anya A'Hearn, Bonnie O’Halloran, David Pires, Jeffrey Shaffer, Rory Abbazio, Adam McCann, Timothy Marks, James Young, Toby Erkson, Sarah Battersby, Amarendranath Reddy Donthala, Eric Duell, and Abisola Oni. 


Once applications are available, am I eligible to apply if I'm outside of the U.S.?

Everyone is welcome to apply but keep in mind that the grant will include one conference registration and $2,000 USD for you to use towards travel and lodging. We know that international travel can be expensive. Any additional cost beyond this will be the responsibility of the recipient so please keep that in mind! 

Who are the organizers behind this grant?

This grant is organized by Tableau Zen Master Lilach Manheim and the Co-Founders of She Talks Data Chloe Tseng and Brit Cava. 

If I have a question that hasn't been answered yet, who should I reach out to? 

You can either submit your question via our Contact Form or reach out directly to Lilach, Chloe, or Brit.