1. Hilary Mason Hilary is the Chief Scientist at Bitly. She is a frequent speaker at conferences. She is commonly cited, interviewed and referenced in data science news/blogs/articles.
  2. Cathy O’Neil Cathy is better known to the internet world as mathbabe. She is a blogger (although not strictly about just data science), conference speaker, and soon to be book author.
  3. Carla Gentry Founder of Analytical-Solution.com, Carla is one of the most frequent #datascience tweeters on Twitter. She is known to the twitter world as @data_nerd
  4. Monica Rogati Monica is a Senior Data Scientist at LinkedIn. She speaks at conferences, publishes academic papers, tweets, and creates great data products at LinkedIn. She likes data so much, she uses data for parenting.
  5. Rachel Schutt Rachel just recently completed teaching and blogging the Introduction to Data Science course at Columbia University. She is also a Senior Statistician at Google Research. Along with Cathy, she will be a book author.

This post goes along with Top 5 Data Science Guys.