"To change this, and to get women out of their special status, it is necessary to have a critical mass of women who can co-decide on appointments, promotions, project applications and so on. The only way to achieve this is to take positive action and to target women."
"More diversity leads to more creativity and a better approach to problems - and ultimately to better software, and of course that is all my main goal. I am also convinced that women can be just as good as men in the field of computer science, and I think it is a shame if someone misses opportunities based on ignorance or prejudice that it does not suit her (or him)."
"I think it is a shame if someone misses opportunities based on ignorance or prejudice that it does not suit her (or him)." Marieke Huisman, professor Software Reliability
GOOD IDEAS, A PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE AND NEW POSSIBILITIES
"When I started as AiO in Nijmegen, the first day I thought that all the other women were secretaries. Fortunately it appeared not to be so and eventually I joined the ITT group of Frits Vaandrager, along with a fair number of other women, including Marielle Stoelinga, Judi Romijn and Angelika Mader. There was also a noticeable difference between what made a difference and how diversity in the group provided more good ideas, a pleasant atmosphere and new possibilities."