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The Voices of Women in Tech Are Still Being Erased


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voices of women in tech are still being erased

Women struggle to have their expertise taken seriously at the highest levels of management and are too rarely in a position to set the agenda for technological development.

When we think of women in computing, we often think about how, both literally and figuratively, they have been silenced more often than they've been listened to. Women's voices and bodies can be found all throughout the history of computing—from being heard in launch countdowns to being visible in photographs—but only relatively recently have historians written these women back into the narrative by explaining what they did.

For a long time, women were mistakenly thought to be peripheral to computing history, even though they were often the ones who programmed the computers.

From MIT Technology Review
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