Statistics show that only 25% of data science professionals are women. However, it is a field with high demand. In research in particular, the ever-growing capacities for data generation with techniques such as multi-omics, the digital access to medical records or imaging data put at the forefront the need to train more professionals in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. We have launch this scholarship to provide better opportunities to women, particularly those coming from a career break.
We believe that the access to training should be democratised and open to all. Throughout the year we run a number of free training seminars and we also offer delegate bursaries to access our courses tuition free . These are currently open to only University of Liverpool delegates.
Mentoring the new generations
We participate on different events to inspire the new generations to pursue careers in stem. For example, we work with the Girls’ Network, a charity which mission is to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models. Check this and other initiatives here.
Events to promote careers in data
The CBF has organised a number of events to promote careers in data. These range from commemorative multidisciplinary events, such as the Ada Lovelace day to more targeted events such as the event "Women in data science", a round table session to discover the barries, challenges and success that a group of women at various stages of their career have faced.
Targeted Workshops: Events for 5 - 11 year olds.
For many children, their first exposure to programming is via the media where it will often be portrayed as something borderline arcane that ordinary people can't hope to understand. In addition, programmer characters are rife with stereotypes or lack any development. We want to change the perception of programming to something fun and accessible.