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Women in Information Management series
May 21, 2019

Women in Information Management: Debbie Collins

By Melanie Deardorff

Debbie Collins, a consultant with First San Francisco Partners, has more than 20 years of experience as a data modeler and data architect. We asked Debbie to share highlights from her background and professional experience and what it means to work in her specialty area. Q&A With Debbie Collins (Melanie with FSFP) What early experiences shaped your desire to get…

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Celebrate International Women's Day with Kelle O'Neal
March 08, 2019

Celebrate International Women’s Day With Me … and Take Action!

By Kelle O'Neal

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day is a call to action for accelerating gender parity (e.g., comparable incomes, college graduation rates and workforce participation between men and women). This is something I’m passionate about, especially gender parity in the information management industry that I’ve known and…

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Women in Information Management series
August 15, 2018

Women in Information Management: Angie Pribor

By FSFP

We’re continuing our Women in Information Management series with a profile on Angie Pribor. As a senior consultant, practitioner, advocate and speaker, Angie relies on her deep experience in business-focused information and data management to inform the work she does today for First San Francisco Partners’ clients. We asked Angie to share her thoughts about working in this industry and…

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Women in Information Management series
April 24, 2018

Women in Information Management: Michelle Harper

By FSFP

Michelle Harper, one of our First San Francisco Partners consultants, has extensive experience in a variety of industries leading global enterprise implementations at top international law firms, technology companies, financial services institutions, Fortune 500 companies and startups. With more than 20 years of experience, Michelle brings a proven history of success in leading large-scale projects from conception to implementation to our…

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Women in Information Management series
January 30, 2018

Women in Information Management: Deborah Henderson

By FSFP

Deborah Henderson, a consultant with First San Francisco Partners, has more than 30 years of experience in data and information management consulting, working in a variety of industries. While, at first glance, her credentials might sound similar to our other consultants with their decades of industry experience, Deborah’s background is particularly unique in that she’s spent years volunteering for a…

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Women in Information Management series
October 20, 2017

Women in Information Management: Gretchen Burnham

By FSFP

Gretchen Burnham, a Certified Data Management Professional and Data Governance Business Analyst, has worked in the industry for nearly 15 years. Today, she spends her time in the field working with First San Francisco Partners’ clients focusing on Data Governance and Master Data Management (MDM) initiatives. Gretchen describes her consulting role as one that includes a lot of education, as well…

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Are Women Presenters Invisible at Data Conferences?
June 06, 2016

Are Women Presenters (In)visible at Data Conferences?

By Kelle O'Neal

I recently came across a Forbes post by Meta S. Brown, about women being prominent in data analytics but underrepresented as conference presenters. Brown contrasts the number of women speaking at industry conferences with the fact there are more women statisticians than men. Citing 2015 census data, she says 53% are women. Brown goes on to mention that 40% of bachelor’s degrees in math have been earned by women over the last 40 years, with a similar percentage of women holding actuarial science degrees.

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