Women in Information Management: Gretchen Burnham

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…

Are Women Presenters (In)visible at Data Conferences?

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.