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The Internal Memo That Allowed IBM's Female Employees to Get Married

 
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The Internal Memo That Allowed IBM's Female Employees to Get Married
When Eleanor Kolchin worked at IBM in the late 1940s she had to keep her marriage a secret.
In 1946, Eleanor Kolchin's father came home with the news that IBM was hiring mathematicians Kolchin was a math major and had already sent out application for a math Master's degree, in the hopes that she might someday become a teacher. She decided to send IBM a letter as well, and pretty soon she had her first full-time job.

Kolchin, who is now 86, recently recalled those early days of the computing industry in a fascinating interview with the Huffington Post's Bianca Bosker. Women, in those days, were seen as temporary hires, holding a spot for a man, which she would relinquish if she got married. Kolchin herself got married, but did so "on the sly." As she explains in the interview, here [link to www.theatlantic.com]
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