Women are always under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). According to UNESCO, just 30% of the world’s researchers are women. Would you think that STEM is just a ‘boys only’ sector?
The answer to the above question is ‘yes’. There are still gender gaps in the technology sector. More specifically if we look at the technology sector, only 34.4% of women work in the five largest tech companies including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
But these top 3 women proved that women are no less than men. They have the same capability as men to do think differently and to think out of the box.
Check out the achievement of these three brilliant women:
Ada Lovelace, The World’s First Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace was an amazing woman who was an English writer and mathematician. Her mathematical talent gave her an opportunity to work with Charles Babbage, a world-famous mathematician.
In her whole life, Ada had shown a great interest in machines. She had passed her life with passion and strong determination.
Babbage invented the ‘Analytical Engine’, a complicated device that was never actually created but had resemblance with modern computer elements.
Furthermore, Ada worked with him on his project that’s why she is referred to as the world’s first Computer programmer. It is believed that she was the first one who had recognized the full potential of the computer.
Annie Easley, The NASA Rocket Scientist
Annie Easley was an American computer scientist. She was the first African-American woman who worked as a computer scientist at NASA.
Annie was only one of four black employees who worked at the lab. She started her career as a mathematician and computer engineer when she read the story of twin sisters who worked for the NACA.
Their story inspired her and in the next few days, she had applied for a job in NACA. Fortunately, she got a job and she started her career.
In the 34-years of her career, she worked on many projects and contributed to many computer programs as a computer scientist.
Radia Perlman, The Mother Of The Internet
Radia Perlman is the American Computer Network Engineer. Her nickname is the mother of the internet.
She is best known for her invention of the spanning-tree protocol which is necessary for the operation of network bridges. She is currently working as a computer programmer and engineer for Dell EMC.
Additionally, Radia has made various contributions to network standardization and design.