#GAReads | How the tech industry wrote women out of history

left to right: Betty Jennings and Frances Bilas, operating an ENIAC

left to right: Betty Jennings and Frances Bilas, operating an ENIAC

"How the tech industry wrote women out of history":

…women were the largest trained technical workforce of the computing industry during the second world war and through to the mid-sixties…
But by the 1970s, there was a change in mindset and women were no longer welcome in the workplace: the government and industry had grown wise to just how powerful computers were and wanted to integrate their use at a management level. “But they weren’t going to put women workers – seen as low level drones – in charge of computers,” explains Hicks. Women were systematically phased out and replaced by men who were paid more and had better job titles.

Read Kirstie Brewer's full article at The Guardian here…