We’re shining the spotlight on Meera Singh, Systems Administrator at the Women’s Fund of Omaha. As a seasoned researcher, data analyst and statistical modeling expert, Meera specializes in translating data into meaningful facts that lead to better business decisions. While pursuing degrees in economics, statistics and transportation & logistics, she learned how to use mathematical modeling techniques to test and improve business processes.
Meera’s career of communicating data has led to direct positive impact in our community. She spent her career in domestic and international companies improving foster care, Nebraska government data, hospitality, insurance, oil & energy, and educational entities.
We sat with Meera and asked her a few questions about her experience at the Women’s Fund so far, and what she likes to do outside of work.
What’s your favorite part of working for the Women’s Fund?
I recently joined the Women’s Fund, but I’ve followed this organization for a while now on social media. I love the ideas the organization brings forward, things like equal pay and fighting for equality for women of color. I’m very impressed with the Women’s Fund and its model.
Describe the Women’s Fund in 3 words.
Bold, Creative and Inclusive
Best thing about living/working in Omaha?
We came to Omaha in 2003. Before then, I was a student at North Dakota State University. We had our second daughter in 2005 here, so I’m emotionally attached to the city. It’s not a big city but it’s a great place to live and raise kids. You can find anything here, and it’s not expensive.
When you’re not working, what’s your favorite thing to do?
Most of the time, I love to spend time with my family and kids. I love to cook. I cook every day and also enjoy planting. I watch a lot of shows with my husband while taking our tea.
What’s one goal you hope to accomplish within the next year?
I’m excited to work closely with Triggerise to develop a new platform for the Adolescent Health Project.
What’s the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever done?
Back in North Dakota, I was a doctoral student working on the federal motor carrier safety grant. The goal of the grant was to find out how driver behavior impacts fatality rates on highways.
What are you listening to these days?
I listen to podcasts for yoga and sometimes meditation. I encourage people to try it, they’re usually about 10-12 minutes long. They are really good and allow me to be more focused.
I’m reading “How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age” by Dale Carnegie.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
Priyanka Chopra. I love her character in Quantico; she’s so fearless. I’ve also heard her childhood story and it’s very similar to mine.
Photograph by Anna Finocchiaro