Extreme work pressure is one of the major factors that make women shy away from pursuing a Computer Science degree, but women need to realize that they were the first ones who computed best. Cindy Chen, a key note speaker during the Conference for Women Computer Science Students at Microsoft Headquarters, stated that:
“Back then, the majority of human computers were women. Women stayed home computing since during World War II men were at war. They were better since they took computing seriously and this led to fewer errors.”
This is evidence that show women are capable of accomplishing more than what they think they can handle and are required to do.
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