Re: the early days women dominated programming
not sure how you'll count circa 1980 but mine would be:
Mrs. [completely forgot her name]
who were all math teachers at the high school. Checkett and Light had lead on bringing in the TRS after comparing them with an Apple. All of them consulted with Todd B. who was one of my classmates when they got stuck. I was tutored directly by Mr. Checkett as an extra activity without credit from our Probabilities and Statistics class. My friends William and Eric each had an Apple II something and we plotted the sin a/a function on it after working on the problem in Calculus class. Mrs and Mrs told us there was no way to port a disk program [centipede clone] that they ran on the master computer in the classroom to the terminals attached to it. That didn't sound right to us so we got out the manual and were soon all happily playing it on the terminals.
When I got to college and took the intro course it was taught by a woman whose name I have also forgotten. Her I liked a bit more than either of the Mrs listed above. I didn't pursue my initial interest any further because she was honest with me. The next class was a weed out class. It wasn't intended to teach you, it was intended to drive away 5 out of the 6 people who thought they wanted to enter the field.