Big Data Needs More Women

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"Researchers analyzing this global rise in big data and information management have found compelling evidence that the Chief Data Officer (CDO) position and related “data roles” are a new category where women thrive beyond the glass ceiling.

It’s not just because they went to school for business intelligence or data analytics. It’s because they’ve taken ownership of business challenges. In the interest of the enterprise, these women reach across functions and departments to improve business outcomes. 

We refer to this as leadership from the middle. Given the overall newness of these positions, there’s not a strong history of male leaders and institutionalized gender bias. The role descriptions are still pure in the sense that they’re focused on the qualities people need to earn those roles, and that makes it easier for women to step into and thrive in these roles." 

- Marie Crump, Principal Partner of Operations

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