The Leaky Pipeline Problem -
 Making your Mark as a Woman in Big Data

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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.

Kavitha heads up Databricks’ end-to-end global marketing efforts. She brings more than 20 years of extensive industry experience in product and outbound marketing, product management, and business development to Databricks.

Provide below are the slides for the presentation:


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