Gender Lens

under / over

We’re sharing underrepresented individuals’ overlooked stories to highlight the power and impact of gender diversity in data.


Marginalized people have long been excluded from the data revolution that affects us all. under / over aims to raise awareness of successful ways for women and gender-diverse individuals to be represented in data, and to themselves harness the power of data to drive social impact.

These stories show what excellence looks like: people finding power and changing lives through collecting, analyzing, and applying data to gender inequity. Our video series spotlights women who have been inspired by events in their own lives to tackle gender issues, with data.

It takes a community to do this important work. Please watch and read the stories below; we hope you will be inspired to take action.

Watch their stories

Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Following the difficult birth of her first son, Temie vowed to dedicate the rest of her career to maternal health. With the help of data, her company LifeBank has served over 160,000 patients across Nigeria, Kenya, and Ethiopia by delivering blood, oxygen, and medical equipment.

Helena Suárez Val

Moved by the violence and injustices in their country, Helena used the power of data to capture, report on, and protest against femicides. Helena and a group of women built a website that holds verified public cases to honor women lost to gender-based violence in Latin America.

Munni Devi

Through the power of self-help groups, Munni pursued education and a career outside the home—and societal norms. Together, Munni and her self-help groups used data to identify projects and solutions to broaden and better their lives and communities. In Your Inbox

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