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Research on Role Modeling/Building Confidence: Survey of fifteen women who discuss how stereotypes and misperceptions cause underrepresentation of women in computer science. The study shows how the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of women in the computing field.

A major request from the survey sample is more female colleague. Disappointments with people and politics prevail; not dissatisfaction with the job in the workforce. The article gives six conclusions/suggestions.

[19] Townsend, G. C. Viewing video-taped role models improves female attitudes toward computer science. Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, pp.42-46, February 15-17, 1996, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Research on Pre-Introductory Courses/Actions: The article recounts how girls' attitudes changed after watching an informative video on computer science. There are two solutions offered concerning the misrepresentation of computer science and the underrepresentation of women in computer science. The article contains a summary of six advantages of video taping.

[20] Valian, V. Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, February 1999.

Research on Role Models/Gender/Mentoring: Gender schemas and the biology of behavior and cognition. Valian evaluates successes and failures in business, industry and academics. She also provides concrete advice for securing the advancement of women.

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