Very good, important overview of the state of the current status of women and the career outlook for women in the BI and data-management industries. It seems to me we have made little progress recently. The anecdotes illustrate the many structural inequalities that still exist in the workplace.
The idea of commoditization of a software solution space marking the debut of OSS options works fine, but it doesn’t mean that OSS will be a successful option for all solution domains. MDM for many enterprises requires sophisticated and well-defined software capabilities that support many areas including the data management practices, processes, and roles of people that must be handled well to achieve success with MDM initiatives.
Too many examples and not enough philosophy to merit the title, but still an interesting take on our ongoing data-obsession.