the Information Revolution
and the Beijing Conference

Did You Know?

Historically, the creation and development of the computer industry was dominated by men. There were nevertheless a few women pioneers in this field, for example:

Edith Clarke (1883-1959)

Clarke filed a patent for a "graphical calculator" and contributed to simplifying and reducing the time spent in laborious calculations in solving problems in the design and operation of electrical power systems.

Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992)

Hopper was called "Amazing Grace" because of her outstanding achievement in the computer field. One of her contributions is the invention of COBOL, the first user-friendly business software program, which is still in use.

Source: "Past Notable Women of Computing" (http://www.cs.yale.edu/HTML/YALE/CS/HyPlans/tap/past-women.html#Grace)


Women, the Information Revolution and the
Beijing Conference
  • Introduction
  • How fast are computer networks growing?
  • How are women using the information
  • What did the Fourth World Conference on
    Women say about Electronic Networking?
  • Conclusions
    Key Terms to Know
    Did you Know?
    Selected Bookmarks on
    Women's Issues
    Notable Events

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