Want more women in tech? Fix misperceptions of computer science


Code.org’s Hadi Partovi recently wrote a blog post titled “The real reason there aren’t more women in tech,” says edSurge. He listed three reasons:

  1. Computer science is not taught in US schools;

  2. As an elective, it doesn’t contribute to graduation requirement;

  3. The nerd stereotype is proven to drive away women.


While I agree with his assertions, I believe that there is another systemic and underlying factor at play. Students harbor a narrow
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