women in technology

Where have all the women in technology gone?

When I first started as a trainee programmer in the December 1979, I was a bit of an oddity because I worked in the mysterious world of ‘computing’. I don’t think we used expressions like, ‘technology’, ‘information services’, ‘telecoms’ – it was just all ‘computing’.

I went to see the musical ‘Made in Dagenham’ last night. Not only was it an excellent production by the Lyric Musical Society, but it also left me with a slight feeling of unease.

image of the dagenham women accompanying the article What can we learn from the Dagenham women?