Elsie Shutt

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Elsie Shutt ( born 1928) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur who founded Computations Incorporated (CompInc) in 1957 when she was not permitted to work part-time at home after she became pregnant. Shutt was notably one of the first women to start a software business not only in the United States but the entire world.


  • And they asked if I would be willing to work on that, but it was much too big a job for me to do by myself. And the other women I had worked with had young children, including Elaine, Barbara Wade, Anne Kirby (ph). I mean, there were a number of them and I said we can work on this

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