I hope at least some of the women in this picture were actually engineers at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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On one hand, women clearly outnumber their male counterparts in this picture and that is pretty awesome. On the other, I get the feeling that by the time period, the 1960s, not many of these ladies were engineers. It's unfortunate too, because women are equally capable at computers and electronics as men. After all, the first computer programmer was a woman, Ada Lovelace. "Amazing Grace" Hopper helped develop both the UNIVAC I computer and the COBOL computer language. During WWII, you had women entering factories as mechanics and engineers until they were unceremoniously kicked to the curb after the war ended and all the G.I.s came home.