Professor Dame Wendy Hall was presented with a special lifetime achievement award for being one of the most influential woman in I.T. in the U.K. and for her championing of women in I.T.
In her acceptance speech she said: Computing is too important to leave it to men. The lack of women is as much a mans issue as it is a womans, because there is an unconscious bias everywhere. Men have to make a sacrifice: When youre asked to speak on a panel and you see it is an all-male panel, question where the women are and sacrifice your place for a female speaker instead.
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