© 1991

Women into Computing

Selected Papers 1988–1990

  • Gillian Lovegrove
  • Barbara Segal
Conference proceedings

Part of the Workshops in Computing book series (WORKSHOPS COMP.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Invited Speakers

    1. Steve Shirley
      Pages 8-13
    2. John MacGregor
      Pages 20-21
    3. Baroness Platt of Writtle
      Pages 22-28
    4. Jean Irvines
      Pages 29-32
  3. Attitudes and Issues

    1. Gillian Lovegrove, Wendy Hall
      Pages 33-44
    2. Margaret Bruce, Alison Adam
      Pages 51-55
    3. Lyn Bryant
      Pages 56-58
    4. Laurie S. Keller
      Pages 66-71
  4. Young Women and Education

About these proceedings


This book contains the majority of the papers presented at the 1990 Women into Computing Conference, together with selected papers from the 1989 and 1988 Conferences. In 1988, the main theme running through the Conference was that of dismay at the low number of women taking computing courses or following computing careers. The 1989 Conference was concerned solely with workshops for schoolgirls and the 1990 Conference concentrated on strategies rather than an assessment of the situation. As editors, we set as our task to make a selection of papers presenting the overall picture in 1990. We found that many of the issues discussed in 1988 are still a cause for concern in 1990, but that strategies to improve the situation are many and varied. Section I contains speeches from the invited speakers and needs little introduction. Section II contains papers covering so me attitudes and issues of concern, ranging from the specific (Gill Russell on child care and Laurie Keller on hacker mentality) through to broader aspects of gender inequality (the papers of Flis Henwood, Margaret Bruce and Alison Adam, and Lyn Bryant). Susan Jones takes a look at the reasons why we should want to see more women in computing, whilst Gillian Lovegrove and Wendy Hall present a more general paper on school and higher education.


Gender Information Technology (IT) computing cooperation demography education management software engineering women

Editors and affiliations

  • Gillian Lovegrove
    • 1
  • Barbara Segal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Women into Computing
  • Book Subtitle Selected Papers 1988–1990
  • Editors Gillian Lovegrove
    Barbara Segal
  • Series Title Workshops in Computing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-19648-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-3875-4
  • Series ISSN 1431-1682
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 428
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with the British Computer Society
  • Topics The Computing Profession
    Gender Studies
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