insideBIGDATA was on hand for the recent Spark Summit East 2017 conference in Boston, and one of the more compelling presentations was by Kavitha Mariappan, VP Marketing at Databricks. The talk focused on the premise that despite the tremendous growth and opportunities in big data today, women still play a small role in this arena.
There are several reasons why women are underrepresented in tech, especially in big data. One major reason is that of retention of women technologists within the workforce. This is also known as the leaky pipeline issue, where studies indicate a 50% decline in representation of women from entry to executive levels in tech roles today.
Author: Editorial Team