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Breaking Barriers: Virginia Tech Hosts Networking Mixer to Increase Female Participation in Data Science

On Monday, Virginia Tech hosted a networking mixer for women 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 aimed to provide opportunities for women to network and learn from successful women in the data science field.

Angie Patterson, a Professor of Practice in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech, emphasized the importance of providing such opportunities. “Data science is an important and growing field, and we need more women involved,” she said. “By providing opportunities for women to network and learn from successful women in the field, we can help them gain visibility and succeed in their careers.”

The theme of this year’s event was centered on how women can gain visibility in data science, with a focus on providing role models for young women. On Tuesday, a half-day conference with speakers from the field will be held 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.

According to the US Census Bureau, there is predicted to be a 35 percent increase in demand for data scientists by 2032. This makes it an exciting time for women who are interested in pursuing careers in this field. With these events providing valuable resources and support, more women are likely to enter this industry and make a positive impact on society through their work.

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