STEM fields haven’t always been the most welcoming to female scholars and professionals, but that hasn’t stopped these four trailblazing women from driving change in the Data Science and Analytics fields. Here are their stories.

Erica Williams

Erica Williams is an established leader in the marketing and consumer research field. Having created and executed marketing plans which have resulted in nearly $100 million in business, her determination and skilled decision-making is goals!

Yanbing Li

High tech executive Yanbing Li’s career path hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but her ability to adapt and make the necessary adjustments to her roles as an employee put her on the fast track to becoming CEO of a large company. Today, she inspires other women in the data science and related fields, highlighting the importance of perseverance and goal-setting.

Pamela Baker

Pamela Baker has dedicated herself to achieving excellence and always aiming higher in her professional projects. From small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, this experienced program manager and project director has successfully led many teams to success. We admire her hard work and ambition in moving up many challenging ranks!

Karen Matthys

Karen Matthys is the Executive Director at the Institute for Computation and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University. She’s an outspoken supporter of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and has had personal experience with many of the challenges females face in the field. She regularly inspires and informs at events, and works to promote the 30by30 Campaign, which aims to see 30% women in computer science and engineering roles by 2030.

If you’re currently in or thinking of entering the Data Science field, we hope you remember these four amazing women who have achieved great things, and realise that you can as well. Also, remember that there are many resources, workshops, conferences and other support networks that aim to promote you.

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