Women in Tech: The World’s first “Personal Computer”

Wilkes attended Wellesley College with dreams of pursuing a law degree, she majored in philosophy and theology; she graduated in 1959. She put her dreams to become a lawyer on hold after feeling discouraged by friends and mentors due to the challenges women faced in the field. Instead, she went on to work as one of the first computer programmers for a few years before finally pursuing law and becoming a lawyer.