#GAReads | The First Women in Tech Didn’t Leave — Men Pushed Them Out
Sexism in the tech industry is as old as the tech industry itself.
Memos from the U.K.’s government archives reveal that, in 1959, an unnamed British female computer programmer was given an assignment to train two men. The memos said the woman had “a good brain and a special flair” for working with computers. Nevertheless, a year later the men became her managers. Since she was a different class of government worker, she had no chance of ever rising to their pay grade.