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Empowering Women in Data Science: Virginia Tech Hosts Half-Day Conference and Networking Mixer


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

On Tuesday, Virginia Tech is hosting a half-day conference for women interested in data science. The event aims to raise awareness about the work and promote diversity in the field. Speakers from the industry will be present to share their experiences and provide guidance on how women can succeed in this growing field.

The US Census Bureau predicts a 35 percent increase in demand for data scientists by 2032, making it an attractive career choice for many women. To help women take advantage of this opportunity, Virginia Tech is hosting events that aim to provide them with the resources and support they need to succeed in the field.

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. 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 theme focuses on how women can gain visibility in data science by providing role models for young women.

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