This book would never come into being if it weren’t for the IGI Global team who contacted me with the suggestion to edit this book and provided me with help throughout the book project. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude in particular to Julia Mosemann, Director of Book Publications and Heather Probst, Director of Journal Publications, who have supported me tirelessly throughout this book project.
This book would not have been written if it were not for the pioneers of research on Gender and Computing whose work has inspired me to accept the IGI Global offer. As a female and a professor of information technology, this book is dedicated to these pioneers with admiration and gratitude.
The list of authors who made important contributions to the emerging body of research on Gender and Computing is long. Many of them are quoted in the book and some of them contributed chapters to the book. Without them, this book project would not become a reality.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of my family, my husband, the Honorable Bill Callahan, and my children, David, Jonathan and Gail. It was their love and support, as well as, their enthusiasm about all my projects that helped me bring this project to completion.
Celia Romm Livermore Wayne State University, USA