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Empowering Women in Data Science: Virginia Tech Conference to Raise Awareness and Promote Diversity


Feb 13, 2024
Empowering Women in Blacksburg with Data Science Opportunities

On Tuesday, a half-day conference will be held at Virginia Tech to raise awareness about the work and promote diversity in data science. The US Census Bureau predicts a 35 percent increase in demand for data scientists by 2032, making it an exciting time for women to consider a career in the field.

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 focuses on how women can gain visibility in data science and provides role models for young women.

On Monday, a networking mixer was held for anyone interested in data science, with the goal of increasing female participation in the field and encouraging women to pursue careers in data science. The event aims to provide women with the resources and support they need to succeed in the growing field of data science.

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