The overriding issue for women in computer science has been determining why women are not entering and remaining in this field. Women have been largely invisible in computer science. Reports on the history of computer science usually ignore women who have made substantial contributions, while educational programs in computer science have few women enrolling. Not only does the computer job force have few women available to hire but those women hired are more likely than men to be dissatisfied and to leave the computer science workforce.

In the field of computer science, women can be divided into the areas of creators and users. Users include office workers, designers, artists, musicians, and most professionals who rely on computer applications to perform their professional and office responsibilities. However, ...

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