Sue Gardner, the former executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, says yes, and offers her insight in her Op-Ed piece in the LA Times, Why women are leaving the tech industry in droves.
That's the title of a TED talk given by Dame Stephanie Shirley. Billed as the "most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of", Dame Shirley started a software house in England in 1962. Her talk is educational, inspiring and humorous and well worth the 14 minutes you'll spend.
A short Ideas piece, How Dame Stephanie Shirley Upended Tech World Sexism in the 1960s is worth the read and contains a video of a December 2013 TED talk by Megan Smith on women in tech history. Remarkable!
Our fellow LinuxChix, Terri Oda made a mischievous slide set explaining why biological differences has nothing to do with mathematical ability and in turn does not account for the genders account for the low numbers of women in software! Scroll and read more here: http://www.fastcolabs.com/3008216/tracking/minding-gap-how-your-company-...
Congratulations to Terri!