10 Famous Women in Tech History

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“When [women] have been written out of the history, [girls] don’t have great role models. But when you learn about the women who programmed ENIAC or Grace Hopper or Ada Lovelace … it happened to my daughter. She read about all these people when she was in high school, and she became a math and computer science geek.”

-Walter Isaacson

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)
Prophet of Computer Age

Edith Clarke (1883-1959)
Keeps Current, Takes Charge

Women of ENIAC (1946)
Pioneers

Grace Hopper (1906-1992)
“Amazing Grace,” Queen of Software

Evelyn Boyd Granville (1924-)
Race, Space, & Education Advocacy

Sister Mary Kenneth Keller (1913-1985)
First Female Computer Science PhD

Susan Kare (1954-)
The Apple Icon

Carol Shaw (1955-)
Atari Game Developer

Janese Swanson (1958-)
Can You Make it Pink?

Radia Perlman (1951-)
“Don’t Call Me Mother of the Internet”

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2 Responses to “10 Famous Women in Tech History”

February 12, 2017 at 10:52 am, prof bob cotton said:

what about Wendy Hall (Microcosm)? Brenda Laurel (Art of Human-Computer Interface Design)? Sophie Wilson (ARM Instruction Set)

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November 27, 2017 at 7:14 pm, anon said:

Sophie Wilson was born Robert Wilson…a transwoman who started a career as a man should not take a space or attention away from a woman who was born female and socialized and raised female.

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