On Monday, Virginia Tech held a networking mixer to help women interested in data science learn about opportunities in the field. The event aimed to increase female participation and encourage women to pursue careers in data science. According to the US Census Bureau, there will be a 35 percent increase in demand for data scientists by 2032.
Angie Patterson, a Professor of Practice in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech, emphasized the importance of providing opportunities for women to network and learn from successful women in the data science field. This year’s event focused on how women can gain visibility in data science and provided role models for young women.
On Tuesday, Virginia Tech will host a half-day conference with speakers from the field to raise awareness about the work and promote diversity in data science. These events aim to provide women with the resources and support they need to succeed in the growing field of data science.