About Monika Swiderska
Monika is a Geospatial Data Scientist and a self-proclaimed geek. She joined Toastmasters in April 2014, volunteered by her boyfriend who dragged her to a meeting claiming that better communication skills is what she needed. He wasn’t wrong. Since that day, she completed her DTM and served in a club committee and beyond club roles, including being President of Excalibur Speakers and Area Director for L16.
She sees her biggest achievement in Toastmasters is the use of geospatial data and maps in the works of the District Alignment Committee, which allowed the creation of area L16 and Division D in the past 2 years. In October 2020 Monika was also a Conference Chair for TechMasters, an online conference that answered the need for having a Toastmasters space to practise technical speeches that would be evaluated by technical people.
Currently, she is a member of Data Science Speakers, where amongst fellow geeks and techy people, she cultivates her communication and leadership toolkit.
In her spare time she enjoys a round of Hearthstone Battlegrounds, Zeus or Civ6… but only when she is not playing with her 2 guinea pigs.
MC for Learning Stage on Saturday 1st May