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Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College

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“If you want me to do something tell me it’s not allowed for girls and then I definitely, absolutely would do it, whatever it is.”

Vision: To make science, technology, engineering and math accessible to diverse groups. Action: Klawe is closing the computer science (CS) gender gap and having stunning success in getting more women involved. She’s not concerned with filling quotas or being nice either. Content is designed around problems women can relate to. Female majors in CS have increased by 300 percent.

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