The Power of Data and Analytics for Women

Analytics first :

  • Women are dramatically outnumbered in senior leadership. Only about 1 in 5 C-suite leaders is a woman
  • Only 38 percent manager positions are held by women largely due to Gender gap issues!
  • One in five women says they are often the only woman or one of the only women in the room at work! This is twice as common for senior-level women and women in technical roles: around 40% of them are Onlys.

All excerpts from the report “Women in the Workplace 2018” by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company


But the companies around the world today are scurrying to make it right for women everywhere across the corporate world in line with the 2030 UN sustainability goal.

  • Today, for every dollar earned by men, female employees in the U.S. earn $1.000 dollars in the same job title and level.
  • In Apple across the board, the company reports that 29 % of its leadership roles are filled by women.
  • The percentage of women globally at Facebook has increased from 31% in 2014 to 36% today.
  • The number of women at Facebook in technical roles has increased over 7X over the last five years.
  • Over the last four years at Google, the percentage of women in leadership globally has increased from 20.8% to 25.5%.
  • At Intel almost 24% of women in technical roles


This women’s day we wanted to know the power of analytics which drives some of our successful alumni who have carved a niche for themselves in the field of analytics.

Tanwi Swaika currently working as an Analyst Intern at HSBC is thankful she took the leap of faith into Analytics :

“Switching to analytics wasn’t an easy decision for me knowing the level of competition in this area and the ongoing process of being a step ahead… I have M. Sc in Economics from Calcutta University but couldn’t get any on campus job offer but that didn’t get me down… I knew i need to give this field a chance and i was ready to take that call. With the right guidance,  support and mentorship from Ivy i am happy to share that i did reap the results of my hard work…. Always believe yourself and never give up because there is nothing that you can’t do.”  We agree !


Moutrisha Chakraborty tells us on how she successfully transitioned from a Teacher to a now Data Analyst at PwC. In her words:

“I was in teaching profession. Although it is a noble profession , but I wanted to explore practical word. As I am from Economics & Statistics background, I found data analytics to be the perfect career option for me. This was the career option, where I could use my existing knowledge as well as get a huge scope to learn more about practical world. As the day passes by importance of data analytics is increasing in every sector. Thanks to IVY to help me to switch to a completely different world in terms of career.”


Arpita Acharya– An automation engineer by profession rekindled her career after maternity break with a certificate in Data Science and successfully landed a job at Nielsen!

“It’s only because of Ivy’s help and my family’s support that I’ve been able to secure a job at a reputed firm”


For Nayanika Banerjee an Analyst with PwC , it was her firm belief that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams and we are in sync!

“I started my career in Analytics 2 years back with Pricewaterhouse house Coopers. I always had a plan on how to strategically build my career and the path became smooth because of Ivy Professional School. One cannot live a dream without imagining it” 


Shailja Grover A Six sigma master black belt, an experienced professional extremely happy with the training at Ivy with a career spanning more than 15yrs to her credit says

“ It has been excellent learning experience with IVY Pro. The quality of training delivery has been consistent throughout. The faculty is industry experienced with maturity of handling instruction lead training online along with offline class. IVY Pro’s all team members are approachable and helpful. I must mention that they have exceeded expectations set by course counselor in the beginning. The courses are brilliantly structured and a lot of intelligence has been applied in sequencing the content and modules. The modules are short duration to hold the interest but still are long enough to give good exposure and ability to explore further on not so easy applications like R, SAS, VBA etc. This can only be done by Leader/s who carry contagious passion about training and professionalism. Thank you IVY Team!”


The road ahead:

Corporations are beginning to see the benefits of diversity, we women need to keep moving. As Sandberg rightly puts it, “Keep your foot on the gas pedal until your life actually changes. Then you can make the decision to keep driving quickly, slow down, or step out of the car.”If you are master in story telling with data, loves number crunching to uncover the the last thread of information then go out there armed with the right skills and conquer the world gal coz its all about #girlpower.

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