Transforming The Conversation On Women In Computer Science

Barbie and Mattel made news recently in the world of computer science. While initial reaction to Mattel’sBarbie “I Can Be a Computer Engineer” book focused on all-too-common and inaccurate stereotypes, conversation that has developed around the book is actually helping to shine the spotlight on two very important issues.

Why are women misrepresented and underrepresented in computer science, and how can we change perceptions and increase the number of women pursuing careers in this important and vibrant industry?