Women Analytics Book Authors – Meta List

Meta Brown is mission to promote accomplished women in analytics - her catalog includes hundreds of women who published books on many analytics topics - useful for finding experts to present at your event, comment on an issue or work for you.

By Meta Brown.

woman-pioneerThis morning, I released profiles of more than 260 women who wrote the book, the analytics book! These authors have published books on analytics topics ranging from basic statistics to big data analysis to metaphysics and causation. When you need an analytics expert to present at your event, comment on an issue or work for you, these profiles are available to you as a networking resource to find the expertise that you need.

I’m on a personal mission to promote accomplished women in analytics. As of today, I’ve profiled 425 women, and I’m not stopping now. Here’s why.

It started when I heard of an analytics conference in need of women speakers.

I reached out to a colleague who had been to that conference. I suggested a topic, and asked if he thought it was suitable. He liked it. He thought it was a good match. He asked to read my white paper. The conference organizers rejected it, though.

No biggie; I’m just one person, and I don’t expect that everyone will like my work, my topics, or me.

But a few months later, I spoke with another colleague, a woman, and learned that she had proposed a talk for that event, and her talk was also rejected. And then another women, rejected. Both of them were highly qualified experts and experienced speakers.

Perhaps that would not have seemed remarkable, except that the conference organizers claimed to want women speakers, but actually included seven men for each woman on the agenda.

“My favorite data science algorithm is division. Seriously: over-represented X in group Y is a neat blog-post-generator & cheap classifier.”

Monica Rogati, tweeted 5:32 PM - 25 Jun 2014

Then, I met a man who was speaking at the conference. He had an interesting startup, but it was in a very early stage with no product yet available to buy, and he was less experienced than any of the women who had been rejected. I asked about his proposal and learned that he had none. The conference organizers sought him out. They rejected proposals from qualified women, and invited a less experienced male speaker instead.

This is not typical of analytics conferences! But I see it happening at a growing number of events, particularly those driven by the computing industry, rather than traditional analytics communities. It’s creating an illusion that women in analytics are rare, yet that is utterly untrue.

Computing is the only STEM field that has had declining participation by women over the past few decades. What do they know about promoting diversity? The analytics profession has been more successful in attracting and keeping women in the field than any other STEM profession (for statistics to support that claim, see The STEM Profession that Women Dominate). Let’s show everyone how it’s done!

Meta Brown


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Here is a sample

Roxy Peck Coauthor, Statistics: The Exploration and Analysis of Data  and Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. Chief Faculty Consultant for Advanced Placement Program® in statistics. Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

Soma Roy Coauthor, Introduction to Statistical Investigations. Developing teaching methods that introduce inference in statistics on day one. Investigates design of experiments, statistics education, missing data, survey data analyses. Professor, Statistics Department, California Polytechnic State University.

Linda Dacey Coauthor, Navigating Through Data Analysis and Probability in Prekindergarten-Grade 2, and many books for math instruction Former elementary school teacher. Coordinates college publisher partnerships. Professor of Education/Mathematics, Lesley College.

Rachel Schutt Coauthor, Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline. Crain’s New York named her one of their 40 Under 40, saying that she “oversees everything data, including customer acquisition and advertising, and may eventually work on efforts to create a story-recommendation system, which will display stories based on past activity.” Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist, News Corp. Adjunct Professor, Department of Statistics, Columbia University.

Cindy Krum Author, Mobile Marketing: Finding Your Customers No Matter Where They Are. Creator of MobileMoxie Toolset, a suite of mobile marketing tools. Consults in mobile marketing practices and analytics. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mobile Moxie.

Kim A. Logio Coauthor, Adventures in Criminal Justice Research: Data Analysis Using SPSS 15.0 and 16.0 for Windows. Teaches research methods for criminal justice and sociology.  Researches adolescent health, body image, deviant behavior and cultural differences in language learning. Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology, St. Joseph’s University.

Belinda Barton Coauthor, Medical Statistics: A Guide to SPSS, Data Analysis and Critical Appraisal, 2nd Edition and Statistics Workbook for Evidence-based Health Care. Instigates seizures and other neurological issues in pediatric medicine. Head of the Education Research Institute and Psychologist, Neurogenetics Research Unit, Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Mei-Ling Ting Lee Author, Analysis of Microarray Gene Expression Data. Explores statistical and applied probability applications in cancer, epidemiology, the environment, and other medical areas. Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Director of the Biostatistics and Risk Assessment Center (BRAC), University of Maryland.

Carol Horton Tremblay Coauthor, The US Brewing Industry: Data and Economic Analysis. Acted as referee for more than 20 professional journals. Published 30 peer reviewed research studies in diverse economic topics, as well as many other publications and presentations. Professor, Department of Economics, Oregon State University.

Helen Beebee Coauthor, The Oxford Handbook of Causation. President Elect of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science. Examines fundamental ideas behind science and analysis, including questions as basic as “whether or not the laws of nature 'govern' what happens”. Co-editor of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Associate Editor, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science and Journal of the American Philosophical Association.