Happy International Women’s Day everyone! With so many opportunities now open for women in the world of data and analytics, data security and cyber security there has never been a better time for women to enter the industry at the C-suite level.

I am so lucky to work in data, analytics and cyber security and support women who are part of the emerging C-suite, like myself. I know what the challenges are and what barriers have to be overcome as a woman in the industry.

I asked some of most prominent female speakers at Corinium Global Intelligence how they find it in an industry that is often still male dominated, and if they have come across any challenges or barriers as a woman in the data and analytics industry. I was very proud to work on this piece and talk to women who have broken through a male-dominated world to become pat of the C-suite in data and analytics.

Read their insightful answers here, and download this “Women in Data and Analytics” report that I researched, compiled and wrote – http://bit.ly/2trb0OT.

Lisa Ventura is a blogger and writer who has been through many challenges in life, but has somehow not only managed to survive them all, she has thrived in spite of them. She loves technology, heavy metal music, gadgets, cyber security, writing/blogging and her GSD/Husky cross dog. Lisa has a strong interest in all things related to nuclear war and is currently writing a book on the impact that the film "Threads" had on a cold war generation. By day she is a Marketing and Cyber Security Consultant and in her spare time she blogs on www.cybergeekgirl.co.uk, www.venturecxoinsights.com and www.frankieslegacy.co.uk. She is a born campaigner and works tirelessly to raise awareness of issues and causes that are close to her heart.