Women in Data

Cutting-Edge Practitioners and Their Views on Critical Skills, Background, and Education

Women in Data

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Our new 2015 Edition of O'Reilly's Women in Data report reveals inspiring stories of success and insights from four women working in data, across the European Union. Now featuring a total of 19 interviews with women who are central to data businesses, authors Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton and Shannon Cutt uncover strategies for success for women in the field of data, and anyone interested in pursuing or advancing their career in data.

While women are still an underrepresented minority in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), women in data and technology are no longer outliers. With this report, you'll learn how a remarkable group of women in data achieved their current level of success, what motivated them to get there, and their views about opportunities for women in the field.

The stories in this book are inspiring, revealing insights that will widen the path for even more women in tech.

These interviews explore:

  • The expanding role of the contemporary data scientist
  • New attitudes towards women in data among Millennials
  • Benefits of the data and STEM fields as a career choice for women
  • Remedies for closing the gender gap

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Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton

Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton

Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton is a communications strategy consultant and writer. Her prior work client-side in decision support, marketing and research informs her current consulting practice to help companies optimize business performance. As a data warrior, her conclusions are evidence-based. She brings data to life with insights, leveraging graphics and visualizations. Ms. Lévy-Bencheton has held senior marketing and strategy positions in well-known financial services firms, is currently on the Board of The Data Warehouse Institute, Tri-State Chapter, (TDWI) and the Board of the Financial Women's Association (FWA). She earned her MA from Stanford University, MBA from Pace University and holds several advanced certificates from New York University. Cornelia works with firms where the impact of disruptive technologies and associated cultural challenges open up new opportunities and necessitate refreshed strategies. She concentrates on social media, analytics, big data, business intelligence, performance management and collaborative networking.

Shannon Cutt

Shannon Cutt

Shannon Cutt is an O'Reilly editor focused on content related to data. She has more than seven years of experience developing and managing books, video, and other media. When not reading about data, she's hiking all over the East Bay Area and caring for any stray animal who comes her way.