This graph created by NPR (www.npr.org) shows the percent of women majors by field from around 1965 to around 2010.
Many prominent technology giants today are men. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010-2011 women made up only 18 percent of undergraduate computer science majors. However, computer science has not always been such a male-dominated field. Many of the pioneers who programmed the first digital computers were women. Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, and Betty Holberton were three of the many women who led the development of computer science. These women not only pioneered the field of computer science, but they also serve as role models to inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM fields.