The Reason Behind the Decline of Women in Computing

During the 1950s and 60s, women like Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton made groundbreaking achievements in the field of computing. As the years went on, however, the number of women in computing declined. One possible reason for this is early personal computers were marketed towards boys, giving them a head start in learning about and mastering computers. Luckily, events such as the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) and programs like the Building Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity Initiative (BRAID) are recruiting more women into the tech field and helping them realize they, too, belong in this field.

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