Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.

—Henry David Thoreau, The Dispersion of Seeds

I hopped on Zoom with my new client, Heather Krause, a data scientist in Toronto, Canada, who had spent her 20-plus year career working globally with national governments, transnational corporations, and the largest players in the nongovernmental organization (NGO) space. Heather explained that she wanted to build We All Count, a project with the mission of creating equity in data science. She said:

In my 20 years in the field of data science, I had seen many individuals being negatively ...

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