February 20, 2020

Women Launched and Owned the Digital Age

Smithsonian Magazine’s Gendered History of Human Computers article sheds light on how women launched and at one point, owned the digital age. Leading into this era, computers were humans, powering astronomy, war and the race into space. A large number of whom were women. Since the 1990s, women’s contributions to coding have dramatically reduced owing largely to sexism. The following infographic is based on that story’s data.

Women Launched and Owned the Digital Age