Labiba Nayeem Khan of DOT
 Programming began as a female-friendly career, during WWII, since it intercepted with the beginning of computers.  During the 1940s, the first computers were built, the electronic computer in America called Eniac, programmed by 6 women employed by the Army.  Grace Hopper was hired as the senior mathematician, who developed the first computer languages. Actress Hedy Lamarr was also an inventor, contributing to technology used by U.S. missiles and also that now widely used in cell phones and wi-fi.  Mary Allen was one of those during the 1950s who studied law, but was hired by MIT as a programmer only after passing an aptitude test.  The surge of women continues to increase from 1960-70, as Neil Armstrong is sent to the moon with the help of female mathematicians who developed Apollo’s onboard flight program.  As of 1980, 37% of women studied programming.  Now women make up only 18% of those who study computer science, and 16% make up the tech workforce.