[Recode] BigDataFr recommends: Data science is creating a tidal wave of opportunity for women to get into executive leadership

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BigDataFr recommends: Data science is creating a tidal wave of opportunity for women to get into executive leadership

[…] We have reached the tipping point in big data. We can now access, manage and manipulate massive amounts of data with such ease that the real work has shifted to analysis and practical applications across industries. This new discipline, called data science, will not be exclusive to the male-dominated computer science profession, and a tidal wave of opportunity will arise for women.

The world of finance, of course, has benefited greatly from data and data science, but most of the action in big data has been reserved for computer scientists. Right now, there are fewer women graduating with computer science degrees than in the 1980s. Nevertheless, as we move from big data to data science, doors will open for more and more women.

Women now make up 40 percent of graduates with degrees in statistics — that’s a good indicator for women in an environment increasingly obsessed with data. […]

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By Daphne Kis
Source: recode.net

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