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Gender Discrimination In Oil Industry Led To Computer Science

When Greene left college, the oil industry was the largest employer for naval architecture grads. But, back then, it was terrible industry for a woman to start her career in.

While Greene mostly wanted to spend her time on the open seas, women weren't allowed to go offshore to drilling sites.

"I would design a lot of things, but couldn't go offshore to install them," she told Benioff.

Part of her job involved doing a lot of Fortran coding, so she decided to shift to computer science, and went to study the subject at Berkeley grad school.

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