In the 1960s, Elizabeth “Bets” Strohl was a young widow, working as a lab technician in California, and she was heartbroken.
“I was married when I was 20 years old,” she told CRN. “My first husband passed away from cancer at a very young age, and I was very devastated. I was talking to some friends one day and this guy said, ‘Why don’t you try programming?’ And I didn’t even know what he meant — I was so uneducated about the subject. I thought he was talking about radio programming.”
Her coming technology career would span more than 50 years and include some of the earliest forms of computer coding, pioneering leadership roles at one of the nation’s largest banks, and helping to create a company from scratch that continues to grow today.
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