Not Just a Statistic: Women in Data Science

Inside Big Data | February 1, 2020

As you look around in our society today, one thing is clear — technology is king and data science and analytics are the building blocks of the majority of modern industry. And with that comes all sorts of tech-related jobs and new industries to support all of our advances. Given that, it is no surprise that there are literally hundreds of job openings for positions that require some level of tech skills and experience.

Unfortunately, data science and other tech-based positions are far from gender equal. In fact, the field is dominated by men. The data science career path impacts nearly all other industries – not just IT fields — meaning that women within data sciences can have a profound impact across nearly every aspect of our economy and culture.

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