The Digital moment has arrived for healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and our industry is at an inflection point. Science, data and digital technologies are coming together like never before, offering an unprecedented catalyst to reimagine medicine. It has never been more important to embrace this powerful combination and approach complex biology as a computational challenge, upending traditional approaches to customer engagement and revolutionizing the way we work.
Attracting and nurturing highly sought-after technology talent, while continuing to create compelling development opportunities for our own bright minds, is key to making this happen. And, as 74% of data scientists and 79% of data engineers are male, it’s undeniable that the world of data and digital has traditionally attracted more men than women – a trend we #ChooseToChallenge.
At Novartis, we are empowering more women than ever before to join this field, and supporting our people to flourish in the rapidly evolving world of data science.
Iya Khalil, Global Head of the AI Innovation Center at Novartis, recently sat down with three female associates united in their passion for data science – Amy, Argy and Vera – to discuss their journeys and reflect on their aspirations as they progress in their careers.
“Don't be afraid to declare your intentions. The only way to predict your future is to make it happen. Be bold and be heard, and let us inspire an army of female data scientists to do the same.” Iya