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Melinda Gates says the early rise of ‘male-focused’ computer games is a big reason there are fewer female computer science graduates today than in the 80s and 90s

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  • Melinda Gates says that gaming is a big reason for a decrease in the number of women in tech in the last three to four decades, she told Molly Wood in an interview with Marketplace.
  • More specifically, she said, it was the types of games that were released in the early years of personal computers when PC games became big: shooting and war games, for example.
  • Gates is focused on reversing the trend, and founded Pivotal Ventures — an organization that funds venture capitalists who invest in women and minorities — to help her cause.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com