At Harvey Mudd College in California, about 40 percent of the computer science majors are women. That’s far more than at any other co-ed school. And it’s thanks in large part to the school’s president, Maria Klawe. She has worked hard to keep women interested in computer science and empower them to succeed in the field.
Maria Klawe is a extraordinary person. News reports of her work to close the gender gap always leave out her early life, before her academic career. She dropped out of college at 19 and wandered around doing drugs and participating in protests. LOL