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Ada LovelacenInventor of first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machinehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace
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Adora SvitakyPublished author of three books, internationally acclaimed speaker, and advocate for causes including literacy, youth empowerment, and feminism.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adora_Svitak
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Anita BorgnFounded the The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, a series of conferences that are the world's largest gathering of women in computing. The Institute for Women and Technology, founded by Borg, was renamed in her honor after her death to the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Many awards and programs honor Borg's life and work.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Borg#Awards_and_recognition
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Anita SarkeesianyA feminist media critic, blogger, and public speaker. Founder of Feminist Frequency, a website that hosts videos and commentary analyzing portrayals of women in popular culture. Her video series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, examines tropes in the depiction of female video game characters.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Sarkeesian
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Belinda Parmar, OBEyAuthor and activist for the expansion of women's involvement in the world of tech. Founder of Little Miss Geek and chief executive of Lady Geek. She was awarded an OBE for services to women in technology in 2014https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belinda_Parmar
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Caterina FakeyCo-founder Flickrhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterina_Fake
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Dorcas MuthoniyA computer scientist and entrepreneur, Dorcas Muthoni has been behind some of the most widely-used online applications that are transforming governments and societies across Africa. In 2008 she was awarded for her work to fix the gender imbalance in technology, and was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame last year.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorcas_Muthoni
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Elizabeth "Jake" FeinleryIn the 1970s and 80s, she was director of the Network Information Systems Centre at the Stanford Research Institute in the US. The Arpanet network operated by her team later developed into the internet. She was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_J._Feinler
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Eniac ProgrammersIn 1946 six brilliant young women programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC, as part of a secret World War II project. Yet when the ENIAC was unveiled to the press and the public in 1946, the women were never introduced; they remained invisible. The link goes to a documentary about them.http://eniacprogrammers.org/
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Grace HoppernInvented COBOL, one of the first modern program languages.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
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Hedy LamarrnCo-inventor of an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping which paved the way for today's wireless communicationshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr
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Ingrid DaubechiesyShe is best known for her work with wavelets in image compression.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid_Daubechies
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Jean BartiknWhen the Electronic Numeric Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) was developed for the purpose of calculating these same trajectories, Bartik applied to become a part of the project and was eventually selected to be one of its first programmers.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Bartik
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Jane McGonigalyAn American game designer and author who advocates the use of mobile and digital technology to channel positive attitudes[which?] and collaboration in a real world context. Book: Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the Worldhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_McGonigal
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Jessica JackleyyCo-founder of Kiva.org the world's first p2p microlending websitehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Jackley
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Juliana RotichyPioneered new web tools for crowdsourcing crisis information. Executive director of Ushahidi, a not-for-profit company that develops free open-source software, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juliana_Rotich
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Katherine JohnsonyAn American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who contributed to America's aeronautics and space programs with the early application of digital electronic computers at NASA. She calculated the trajectory for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. Recipient 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Johnson
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Kathryn ParsonsyFounded Decoded, a digital learning company, to demystify coding and spread the digital fun. Parsons was recently named as one of the 50 most inspiring women in European technology.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Parsons
https://www.whitehouse.gov/women-in-stem
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Limor FriedyFounder of adafruithttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limor_Fried
http://www.ladyada.net/
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Maria KlaweyA computer scientist, researcher and the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College. Recipient of the ACM's 2004 Nico Habermann award for outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented members in the computing research community. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Klawe
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Marissa MayeryCEO Yahoohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marissa_Mayer
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Martha Lane FoxyAppointed UK government’s Digital Inclusion Champion. Entered House of Lords as its youngest female member. Chancellor of the Open University (2014). “I don’t know exactly how it happened but the absence of women is having a profound impact on the services we use everyday.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Lane_Fox,_Baroness_Lane-Fox_of_Soho
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Mary Kenneth Kellernan American Roman Catholic religious sister, educator and pioneer in computer science. She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in computer science in the United Stateshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Kenneth_Keller
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Mary Lou JepsenyCo-founder One Laptop per Childhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Lou_Jepsen
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Mitchell BakeryFormer CEO, Mozilla. A driver behind AOL's spin-off of the Netscape browser code that later became Firefox. At Mozilla, she harnessed an unconventional nonprofit business structure to steer Firefox to mass market acclaim. In 2005, included in Time's 100 most influential people in the world.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchell_Baker
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Sheryl SandbergySheryl Kara Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author. As of August 2013, she is the chief operating officer of Facebook.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheryl_Sandberg
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Stephanie Shirley, DBEyPresident of the British Computer Society from 1989 to 1990. Founded the Oxford Internet Institute, which focuses not on the technology, but on the social, economic, legal and ethical issues of the Internet. In 2014, named one of the "Top 100 practising scientists" in the UK.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Shirley
Ted talk https://www.ted.com/talks/dame_stephanie_shirley_why_do_ambitious_women_have_flat_heads/transcript?language=en
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Susan WojcickiyCEO of YouTube, led Google AdSensehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Wojcicki
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Margaret HamiltonyMargaret Heafield Hamilton (born August 17, 1936) is a computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner. She was Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Hamilton_%28scientist%29
http://www.wired.com/2015/10/margaret-hamilton-nasa-apollo/
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Ingrid DaubechiesIngrid Daubechies is a Belgian physicist and mathematician. Between 2004 and 2011 she was the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in the mathematics and applied mathematics departments at Princeton University.[1] In January 2011 she moved to Duke University as a professor in mathematics. She is the first woman president of the International Mathematical Union (2011–2014). She is best known for her work with wavelets in image compression.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingrid_Daubechies
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Hidden figuresOUAT Founder and Owner Ryan Heathcock spoke with Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book, Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures is the true story of the first women of color hired to work with what would eventually become NASA.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdbPkCGUq9k
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looking for more women? Check out this TED list https://www.ted.com/playlists/253/11_ted_talks_by_brilliant_wome --dpreuss
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