Women In Data Science- Betterbuys
Ada Lovelace. Jean Jennings Bartik. Grace Hopper. Adele Goldberg. And that’s just naming a few.
Women have always been instrumental in technology development. Yet, according to a report by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), the amount of women in computing occupations has steadily declined since 1991, when it peaked at 36%.
Do women now have a general lack of interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) positions? Is there a bias inhibiting women’s success in these roles? Are there cultural elements causing the decline?
We’ve tried to get to the bottom of the large gender gap in the tech and data science field.