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Girls Who Code  We're a nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech & change the image of what a programmer looks like & does. Join the movement! #girlswhocode

Mary Allen Wilkes is a computer programmer, logic designer, and lawyer. She designed and worked on the first personal computer, which she worked on from the comfort of her own home while working for MIT! She also wrote the first operating system to sit between a program and computer hardware, the LINC operating system. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech

Brenda Darden Wilkerson is an activist for access and opportunity for tech. She founded the original 'Computer Science for All,' an initiative that built computer science into classroom curriculums. Today, she is the president & CEO of, the organization behind the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing! (Our fav event of year!) #WomensHistoryMonth #WomeninTech

Mary Golda Ross was the first Native American female engineer. She was also the first female engineer at Lockheed, where she worked on the P-38 Lightning fighter plane. She was an integral part of the “space race" and was one of 40 engineers that worked in Lockheed's top-secret think tank, Skunk Works. Much of her work still remains classified today! #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech

Happy #StPatricksDay! ☘️ Lilian Bland is an Irish pioneer aviator. She was the first woman in the world to both design, build and fly her very own aircraft! She named her plane the Mayfly. She was also a journalist. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech

Edith Clarke is the first female electrical engineer! She was the first woman to receive her electrical engineering graduate degree from MIT in 1919. She changed the game of engineering by using math to explain power transmission and creating a graphical device to understand power lines, named the Clarke Calculator. She was the first female electrical engineer professor in the US. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech

Karen Spärck Jones is a British computer scientist. She developed programming that taught computers to understand human language, which was the basis for today's search engine! Her ideas and codes are being used in artificial intelligence research today. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech

Carol Shaw is the world?s first female professional video game designer! She worked at two of the top video game companies ? Atari, which is the first video game company, and Activision. In 1980, she programmed and designed the first game ever commercially released by a woman, Tic-Tac-Toe. Two years later, she created her second game, River Raid. This game sold more than one million copies and won a lot of awards, including Best Atari 8-bit Game of the Year! #WomensHistoryMonth #WomeninTech

Adele Goldberg is a computer scientist. She created the object-oriented programming language, Smalltalk-80 along with some of the most commonly used design patterns in software. Her work inspired the basis of the Macintosh desktop. Adele founded an internet support provider, Neometron, Inc, where she currently works. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomeninTech

Dr. Chieko Asakawa is a blind Japanese computer scientist. She is known for her groundbreaking development of the IBM Home Page Reader, the first web-to-speech browser plugin for the visually impaired. She was awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon by the government of Japan in 2013. Today, she works with Carnegie Mellon University to help create opportunities for more people through accessibility. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomeninTech

Happy #internationalwomensday!! Today we are celebrating our fearless leader, @reshmasaujani. When she started Girls Who Code in 2012, she hand picked 20 girls and taught them to code in a conference room her friend let her use... here we are in 2019, and her vision is changing the world. She is leading a movement that encourages us all to be brave, not perfect. So, to all our girls, we believe in you and will support you every single day. Be brave in everything you do. You all are changing the world and we are so excited to watch all the magic you create through code! #sisterhood

Ayanna Howard is an American Roboticist. She designs robots that can think for themselves to help space exploration and assisting people on Earth. She worked for NASA to help develop the next generation of Mars rover using artificial intelligence! Today, she is a teacher and a researcher at Georgia Tech where she has her own lab, called the Human-Automation Systems (HumAnS) Lab, where she and her students design robots to help kids with motor disabilities. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech

Jean Bartik was one of the six original programmers for the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIAC) computer — considered the first electronic computer! The ENIAC began as a project by the Army to automate calculations during the war and inspired our computers today! #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInTech

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