I want to know what the following two 'they' refer to in this context? I guess as following,
First 'they' ⇒ this policy (even though, it is singular)
Second 'they' ⇒ the necessary qualifications
Please correct me and share your idea to clarify.
The rocket girls went from being "computers" to becoming the lab's first computer programmers and engineers. One of the group's early leaders, Macie Roberts, made the decision to hire only women, and this policy continued for the next thirty years. They brought in many women who wanted to be engineers but didn't have the necessary qualifications. If anyone tried to employ only men or only women today, they wouldn't be allowed to.