In honor of Women’s History Month, I had the great pleasure to interview Ysis Tarter. She is not a familiar household name—yet!

There’s no shortage of the need for skilled data analysts and data scientists. A quick look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms this:

When she was a programming analyst for an investment management firm, Nikitha Rao’s role included cleaning, fetching and standardizing data. “It was the part that happens before data analysts even...