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4 Women Leading the Way in Business Intelligence

by Dashboard Insight, Dashboard InsightThursday, January 23, 2014

Business Intelligence is seeing an increasing amount of women entering the field and they aren't just quietly trickling in, they're making a splash and causing waves. Alan S. Horowitz, contributor to Software Advice, a company that researches business intelligence systems, writes about four of the women leading the way in business intelligence today, a list that will surely require adding to in the near future:

It’s no secret that there’s a disproportionately low number of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. A 2010 study by the American Association of University Women found that men outnumber women in nearly every science and engineering field by college graduation, with women receiving just 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees in these areas.

Though clearly hard to break into, technology can be a highly attractive field for women, as it provides a much greater opportunity to stand out than other industries. Salaries are also frequently higher—The U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration reports that women in STEM fields earn 33 percent more than their counterparts in other fields.

Business intelligence (BI) is one STEM field where women, however scarce, have done well. To find out what it takes to become a successful female executive in this area, we interviewed four female professionals at the top of the BI field. Here are their stories.

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