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The history of women in technology is not a pleasant one but things changing

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From its inception, women have been a part of the technology industry. They have been active in many facets of it and have contributed significantly to its progress.

Ada Lovelace, one of the first women to work in the computer business, is regarded as one of the earliest programmers, and she invented a method for computers to solve complicated mathematical equations.

Margaret Hamilton was a computer scientist who worked on the onboard flight software for NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, which landed people on the moon. She also managed software development teams for NASA’s Viking Mars missions and worked on Project Apollo with MIT’s Draper Lab.

Women are typically viewed as a minority in technology, yet they have been a part of it for millennia. Women had an important role in the development of early programming languages and technology that we now use on a daily basis.

In recent years, several technical advancements have been spearheaded by women. They contributed significantly to the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI). One of Google’s co-founders, for example, was a woman called Denise Newberg, who is credited with designing the company’s original search algorithm.

Lisa Su, President and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), is another example, who has bought significant improvement in the world of Semiconductors. She has been known for her work developing efficient Semiconductor design, silicon-on-insulator design that fostered semiconductor manufacturing technology.

Women are underrepresented in the technology sector. This is not because they are not skilled enough, but because of the gender bias that exists in the workplace.

One of the reasons for this gender gap is sexism and discrimination against women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. A study by Yale University found that “women were less likely to be hired when they applied for a math-intensive position than men with identical qualifications.”

Some people claim that women don’t pursue STEM careers because they lack confidence or feel like they don’t belong. However, these claims have been debunked by studies that show that girls perform as well as boys on math tests and have higher confidence levels than boys. Women also make up 25% of all STEM.

Women have been facing discrimination for centuries. Women in the technology sector are not an exception to this. Women in the technology sector need to be recognised for their contributions, as well as encouraged from a young age to pursue careers in STEM fields. This will help them become more visible and, eventually, change the narrative around women in STEM fields.

The history of women in technology is not a pleasant one. However, things are beginning to change. Women are emerging as leaders in technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and they are making significant advances to improve the IT sector.

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