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Women in computing: historical roles, the perpetual glass ceiling, and current opportunities

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1 Author(s)
A. Goyal ; Dept. of Inf. Syst., Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA, USA

Over the course of history, women have slowly begun to hold influential roles in the computing industry. Although progress has been made, the precipitous journey is not yet complete. The paper presents a historical analysis of the entrance and role of women in the computing industry, a discussion on the existence and impact of the glass ceiling, and a detailed and informative collection of programs and opportunities established to abet women in succeeding in the industry. The information compiled in this work will prove useful not only to the women already employed in the industry but also to women contemplating entrance

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 3 )