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The software industry has a severe lack of women. There are numerous root causes of this diversity problem. Families do not encourage women to enter math and science. The media portrays most programmers as white males. Our industry often picks up on the signals of the broader society and perpetuates them.
Reversing this trend of low female involvement in computer science could have tremendous positive impact, and Jenine Beekhuyzen joins the show today to discuss how she she is taking action to improve the pipeline of young women entering computer science.