March 2022 Women in STEM Campaign

In honor of Women’s History Month, the NEBD Hub and the National Student Data Corps (NSDC) launched a month-long program in March 2022. This campaign leveraged social media and the NEBD Hub’s newsletters to share resources, opportunities, and information about how women can establish a successful career in data science. This campaign culminated with the March NSDC Career Panel, held on Friday, March 25th.

Below is a summary of the materials and resources shared as part of this campaign. Read on to learn more about the important role women of diverse backgrounds and education levels played in the development of the field of data science!

Notable Women in Data Science:

For the campaign, we featured six women from different periods, socio-economic backgrounds, and areas of data science to emphasize the varied contributions and significance of women in Data Science. 

Career and Professional Resources for Women in Data Science:

The National Student Data Corps’ Career Central portal provides open information about data science jobs and professional opportunities. Visit Career Central to take advantage of these job search and prep resources, including offerings specifically for women and minorities in tech!

The NSDC also supports monthly Data Science panels for STEM students and enthusiasts. Visit the NSDC’s website to join the next webinar!

Recent Articles about Women in Data Science:

Women are making a big impact in STEM! Read some recent articles about how women are driving the future of data science.

The Secret History of Women in Coding, The New York Times

“In the early days of coding, women flocked to programming because it offered more opportunity and reward for merit.” 

Expanding the Pool of Tech Talent, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

“Demand for tech professionals is expected to increase substantially over the next decade, and increasing the number of women of color in #tech will be critical to building and maintaining a competitive workforce.” 

Financial aid available to women pursuing STEM careers

“Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM professions and for the few who are pursuing science, technology, engineering or math careers – there are a lot of financial challenges.”

Twitter accounts we recommend for Women in Data Science: