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When Women Stopped Coding : Planet Money : NPR


What happened in the mid 1980s?  Previously women were in the hi-tech industries at the same rates as any other industry - but then it all changed.  Women fled the compute sciences field.  Is this the rise of the computer geek era?

Was it the geeks that ran the women away?  Or was it the lack of women that attracted the geeks?  Was there cause and effect or just an interesting correlation?




Planet Money has an interesting investigation and some answers - give it a listen.

When Women Stopped Coding :: Planet Money - NPR

Look at the red line in 1984.  What happened in 1984?


A trend may change, all it takes is a desire to change.  Here is a great story of one such change in education cirruclum and the effective outcome it has had in women in STEM education.

Colleges Have Increased Women Computer Science Majors: What Can Google Learn?
heard on NPR's All Things Considered


See Also:

Why women in tech came to a 'Halt' (CNN) by Henry Hanks

The World's Top Cities for Female Entrepreneurs - Forbes


Margaret Hamilton (wiki)- NASA programmer.  Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself  (WIRED)



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