Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Female Pioneers in Tech History
Rear Admiral Grace Brewster Murray Hopper, Image by Getty
From inventing computing methods and devices, to making human spaceflight possible, to establishing or leading ground-breaking companies, women have shaped the evolution of technology. These women have all made their mark in IT history, and they're not the only ones. Get the full infographic here.
Ada Lovelace becomes the first computer programmer, designing the first computer algorithm and explaining how it would work on Charles Babbage’s proposed analytical machine.
Ruth Leach Amonette is named vice president of IBM, becoming the company’s first female executive.
Joan Clarke is appointed a Member of the British Empire for her codebreaking work during WW2.1
Rear Admiral Grace Brewster Murray Hopper creates one of the world’s first compilers. Her programming language design work would lead to the creation of COBOL.
Mathematician Katherine Johnson provides trajectory analysis for Freedom 7, America’s first human spaceflight.