Metis is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity within the exciting and growing field of data science. We aim to foster an equal and representative data science community amongst our staff and within our classrooms, filled with individuals of all technical, educational, and personal backgrounds.
We must reverse these trends and create more avenues for talented individuals from these groups and communities to enter, remain, and thrive in the field of data science.* Underrepresented demographic groups include African Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), Hispanic and Latino Americans, Pacific Islanders, and mainland Puerto Ricans.
We have teamed up with Women Who Code, PyLadies, Girl Develop It, Women in Machine Learning — and have created our own LGBTQ Data Science Meetup — to host and sponsor events and help with promotional support as needed.
Many on our team are leaders and/or active members of these and other groups.
To lead by example, we emphasize diversity, inclusion, and belonging on the Metis team. From coast to coast, we’re building a team of data scientists, marketers, admissions experts, career advisers, engineers, and others who come from varied backgrounds both personally and professionally. (See the full team here.)
Many of our team members are actively involved in work that aims to include and involve more people within data science. Here’s a non-comprehensive list of what some of them have been up to recently:
We’re actively pursuing ways to further improve and engage based on the unwavering belief that data science should be for everyone, and would benefit as an industry from more input, inclusivity, and diversity of perspective and voice. Please reach out to us if you have suggestions, and/or if you’re interested in working together on existing or new initiatives that will open the door wider to get more people involved.