Men—and, let’s face it, a lot of women—don’t equate math, analytics and technology with women.
They obviously haven’t met Sheila Talton.
The founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics, a Chicago-based company that builds data analytics capabilities for health care and financial organizations, Talton started out in sales after college, selling hardware and software for a few data companies in Chicago. In 1987, she took a leap of faith and founded her own company, Unisource Network Services.
It was unusual for a woman at that time to take the tech path, but what led her there was foresight. “When I was in college, I thought, ‘Okay, what is the area that is really booming and if you’re re
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