In 1968, Lynn Conway worked for IBM. However, after the CEO at the time, Thomas J. Watson Jr., learned that she’d be undergoing a gender transition, she was fired. The New York Times recently published an article detailing IBM’s apology, 52 years later, for the action taken against Conway.
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