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Rewriting the Code Shepherds College Women (Starting with Duke U) into Tech Careers

Somewhere along the way as female freshmen and sophomores take their necessary general education classes and prereqs, a direction for the future winds into their consciousness. A major is chosen, a summer internship is completed, four-year plans are set and, eventually, degrees are awarded. For women interested in computer science majors upon entering college, the chances are high during this period they’ll change their minds and pursue an alternative course of study and eventually, an entirely different career. High quit rates for women in computer science majors were calls for concern for Sue Harnett and Kimberly Jenkins, two women who’ve...

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