Where Have All the Women Gone?

Sometime around 1980 LAUSD opened it’s first computer magnet. My mother ran the computer lab. She didn’t have much in the way of a budget for networking but she did have kids. Mom and my brother spent weekends “making the phone talk to the computer” and ultimately networked with an elementary school in Russia where they video conferenced. To give this all context AOL launched in 1983. We know there’s a dearth of women in programming, engineering, math and other sciences and academics often try to explain why. Sandberg asks …