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Techy Tuesday: When Chicks Ruled Computers

Hooray for my niece who changed her focus from culinary to computers. Today I share this article showing how women used to rule the industry.  Seems they are good at planning and management and stuff.

How Guy Geeks Beat Out Computer Chicks

Asked to picture a computer programmer, most of us describe the archetypal computer geek, a brilliant but socially-awkward male.

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Women Avoid Science Careers

Newswise — Women tend to choose non-math-intensive fields for their careers — not because they lack mathematical ability, but because they want flexibility to raise children or prefer less math-intensive fields of science, reports a new Cornell study.

“A major reason explaining why women are underrepresented not only in math-intensive fields but also in senior leadership positions in most fields is that many women choose to have children, and the timing of child rearing coincides with the most demanding periods of their career, such as trying to get tenure or working exorbitant hours to get promoted,” said lead author Stephen J.… Read the rest