Today marks International Women’s Day 2013, and Dow Jones & Company is marking the date with a video and infographics that looks at women’s evolution in business. The data informing these elements comes from its Factiva information service, which recently enhanced its metadata and taxonomy credentials with MarkLogic Corp.’s search technology (see our story here).
Factiva was used to map media mentions of women executives in search of the top 20 over the past ten years. The featured individuals are ranked in the infographic according to the number of mentions received in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to Barron’s to China’s People’s Daily.
The women on the list reflect the international nature of the day, hailing from the U.S., the U.K., India, Canada, France, Singapore, Australia, and Israel, demonstrating the global footprint of the decade’s top women in business.
Oprah is there, of course, as is HP CEO Meg Whitman; chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi; Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer; and many more. The video splices together the number of mentions each woman has received in the publications along with relevant headlines and audio quotes.
This follows on the heels of a ranking service unveiled in February by The Wall Street Journal, one of Dow Jones’ brands, that also uses Factiva to develop the NYIndex, which the WSJ calls the top-100 people in the Greater New York area who are noteworthy newsmakers.
The ranking reflects media mentions and social-media activity, and results are updated online every week.