Top 12 Data Quotes From Women

Women are an integral part of data science and mathematics, and we must continue to encourage women and young girls to enter into the field of technology, the sciences and mathematics. The following are the top 12 quotes about data from women.

  1. “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former executive, president, and chair of Hewlett-Packard Co.

  2. “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” – Gertrude Stein

  3. “With data collection, ‘the sooner the better’ is always the best answer.” – Marissa Mayer

  4. “We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We’re connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course correct.” –  Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

  5. “Theories come and go, but fundamental data always remain the same.” – Mary Leakey

  6. Statistics, likelihoods, and probabilities mean everything to men, nothing to God.”
    ― Richelle E. Goodrich

  7. “The key to good decision making is evaluating the available information – the data – and combining it with your own estimates of pluses and minuses. As an economist, I do this every day.” – Emily Oster

  8. “Scientists like ripping problems apart, collecting as much data as possible and then assembling the parts back together to make a decision.” –  Shirley Tilghman

  9. “To understand God’s thoughts we must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose.” —Florence Nightingale

  10. “Maybe stories are just data with a soul.” ― Brené Brown

  11.  “One person’s data is another person’s noise.” ― K.C. Cole

  12. “Our ability to do great things with data will make a real difference in every aspect of our lives.” – Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director for Code for America

Cherise Fiorante is a freelance writer for the Five Element Analytics blog. Her work focuses on advancements in technology and analytics as well as stories about human interaction and animals.