Women in Computing

Denise Gürer, Jennifer Light, Christina Björkman, Rhian Davies, Mark Hancock, Anne Condon, Annemieke Craig, Vashti Galpin, Ursula Martin, Margit Pohl, Sylvia Wiltner, M. Suriya, Ellen Spertus, J. McGrath Cohoon, Gloria Childress Townsend, Paula Gabbert

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Abstract / Description of output

The history of computer science is composed mainly of male achievements and involvements, even though women have played substantial roles. Although women are a significant part of computing history, the numbers of women in computing still have yet to reach parity with men. This article covers women's experiences and impact in the computing history of the United States and in several other nations and explores some of the reasons for the disparities between the number of men and women in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780470050118
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • women in computing
  • pipeline shrinkage problem
  • early computing history
  • gender equality
  • support
  • recruitment


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