Chantel Wilson Chase
Director, Quality Analytics and Reporting
AWIS member since 2023
“Find where YOU shine.”
What’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned?
Micromanagement kills success. People want to do well, want to contribute – in THEIR own unique way. If we dictate HOW to fix something, we not only stifle people, but also lose out on the best ideas and innovative solutions.
What do you consider to be your most important career achievement or milestone?
I have had small milestones here and there. I have been working for 40 years, and as a data scientist for 30. I think it is important to think creatively, particularly in science. My most important achievements involve me removing logic (ironically).
What do you aspire to accomplish in your career and why? What obstacles will you overcome?
I want to (re)create how we see experience management. And we will accomplish that through science, which often gives some of our ‘softer’ sciences more credence (which they should have already, but alas, story for another day). This happens through culture change. Hard, I know – but a worthy goal.
Describe an amazing opportunity in your STEM career.
Freedom from micromanagers!
How was AWIS helped you professionally and/or personally?
I may be late to the party; and often in my own head. I am looking forward to connecting.
What is your favorite word? (only one word)
How do you define it?
Unconditional compassion, kindness, mercy, and grace.
How has this word influenced or inspired your career?
It is embedded in all my work.
What do you consider the best professional or personal advice you’ve ever received?:
Find where YOU shine.
Chantel Wilson Chase has worked in data science (quantitative and qualitative) roles in the Boston area. She currently leads the Quality Analytics and Reporting division at Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease Business Unit. With employee experience as the underlying foundation of all her work, she focuses on automation, investigations, and deep dive analysis to drive adoption and engagement forward. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Sociology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science/Mathematics.