TechWorks 'When Computers Were Women' celebrates women in STEM

TechWorks 'When Computers Were Women' celebrates women in STEM

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- On Sunday, TechWorks held its "When Computers were Women" event to celebrate women in technology and business.

The event was part of the "Path Through History" weekend in Binghamton. People came out to learn about women's roles in local history. 

TechWorks also held a screening of the movie "Hidden Figures,"along with a tour and discussion about today's STEM careers.

Organizers say its important for today's generation to understand that anybody can have a career in STEM as long as they work for it. 

"We like to showcase that and make sure that women become part of that as well-- its not just a guy thing you know anybody can become and entrepreneur anybody can become and engineer," Executive Director of TechWorks, Susan Sherwood, said. 

TechWorks is open Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 321 Water Street in Binghamton. It's one of the six places in the world that you can see 20th century computers in action. 

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