How Gender Stereotyping Impacts Women in STEM

How Gender Stereotyping Impacts Women in STEM

Women once dominated the world of coding. One of the first software businesses in the U.S., CompInc., was founded in 1958 by a woman, Elsie Shutt, who hired female programmers.

“Women are ‘naturals’ at computer programming,” pioneer computer scientist Grace Hopper told Cosmopolitan magazine in 1967. “Programming is just like planning a dinner. You have to plan ahead and schedule everything so that it’s ready when you need,” she continued. James Adams, director of education for the Association for Computing Machinery, was quoted in the same article saying, “I don’t know of any other field, outside of teaching, where there’s as much opportunity for a woman.”

Author: Dr. Imogen R. Coe, The Huffington Post