‘A woman – out of the box’ – this dictum describes women involved with the technology field and women helping another woman to forward themselves in Professional careers. If women work together, amazing things can happen. Women excel in history as engineers, mathematicians, and computer programmers.
Some of the amazing women of engineering field, who encourage other women to perform wondrous things in both Technology and industry are:
Edith Clarke – Used Math to simplify things
Clarke was the first female electrical engineer and became the first female professor of electrical engineering in the country at the University of Texas at Austin.
Clarke was the first person to discover calculators, which is an ordinary graphical device that extraordinarily solved equations about electric current, voltage and impedance in power transmission lines. The calculator solved line equations involving hyperbolic functions ten times faster than its predecessors.
Reshma Saujani – Founder of Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is dedicated to filling up the gender gap in STEM education by linking the industry’s top female entrepreneurs and engineers with young women from ‘after-school-clubs’ and summer involvement programs.
Ada Lovelace – Made use of logic and creativity to formulate new things
Ada Lovelace is the daughter of the poet Lord Byron. Ada Lovelace has a great recognition as the first computer programmer
Mary Meeker – Market-moving VC at Kleiner Perkins who previously was a mover and shaker at Morgan Stanley.
She leads Kleiner’s digital growth equity team that focuses on explosive and disruptive Internet companies. She is a visionary who understands what technology will best serve the Internet trends she sees and has previously made significant investments in tech companies like Twitter, Instacart, Houzz, and Slack.
Grace Murray Hopper
Grace Murray Hopper – Dismantled the objects/structures apart to learn to assemble/fix them
Hopper invented the first compiler, the Harvard Mark 1, which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first high-level programming languages. COBOL is still used in finance, business, and administrative systems.
Hopper was a developer in the Navy who programmed early computers and fixed them when they broke down which was a common occurrence when computers were the size of rooms and were likely to overheat. Hopper was an adept and savvy problem solver and kept the Navy’s computers running smoothly in the face of daily obstacles.
She has propagated the term “debugging” once when she fixed a computer glitch by removing a moth from a relay!
Radia Perlman – Had a strong notion – ‘Focus on one thing that fascinates you can lead to world-changing results’
Radia Perlman invented spanning-tree protocol (STP), which makes the internet possible. Radia Perlman also contributes to areas of network design and standardization.
Parisa Tabriz – Turned a fun hobby into a career that protects millions
Parisa Tabriz e works at Google, where she heads a mostly-male team of 30 experts who work to find the vulnerabilities in Google Chrome before the malicious, “black-hat” hackers do.
Kimberly Bryant – Founder and executive director of Black Girls Code.
She is rapidly becoming one of the most influential women in technology education. She has received numerous awards, including the Jefferson Award for Public Service. She was also honored by the White House in 2013 as a “Champion of Change for Tech Inclusion.”
Gail Carmichael – External Education team leader for Shopify.
The mission of the group is to make the experience of learning computational thinking and computer science better for everyone. Projects are designed to focus on one of four thematic groupings: policy, outreach and diversity, degrees and apprenticeships, and academic research.
She helps to co-found the Carleton Women in Science and Engineering and is passionately devoted to sharing her joy of technology and computer science with girls and women.
Best Cities for Women in Technology:
In the technology industry, many cities prefer only men to work for their concern, since they think that women are family oriented.
But some of the cities just left the gender gap behind and give preference for the women.
Some of the cities where gender gap does not alter the career growth of women:
- Washington, D.C
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Fremont, California
- New York City
- Detroit, Michigan (tied)
- Denver, Colorado (tied)
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Paul, Minnesota