Where Were the Women?

  • Eva Lindencrona
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)


There were few women in the early days of computing. Why was this so? Who were the female pioneers in higher education in the area of Information processing? How were women represented in higher education? What was it like to be a female academic student in those days? Has the situation changed?

Key words

Women higher education computing information processing 


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  3. “Women and Computing”, inroads, ACM SIGSCE Bulletin, Volume 34, Number 2, June 2002.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Lindencrona
    • 1
  1. 1.VINNOVA (Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems)Sweden

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