Today, finding a woman in a management position in IT is uncommon but not unheard of. But in the past, it was a different story.
Written by Carole Chandler
My colleague, Lorraine Cousins, CEO of Halcyon Software, is often asked about her experiences managing a technology company in what is traditionally a male-dominated industry. She has an interesting perspective, especially when she talks about the hurdles and prejudices she had to conquer in the early years to be successful. I thought it worthwhile to share her story but also to go back in time to look at some of the first women who can be acknowledged as IT pioneers in their day. Who are the top women who are today playing their part in this fast-paced industry, and what does the future hold?