Women In Technology

By March 8, 2017Raleigh, Technology

Celebrating Women In Technology

March is Women’s History Month and today is International Women’s Day. We want to take some time to celebrate women in technology, especially computer and telecommunications technology. Have some names you think we should add? Email marketing@celito.net.

Walter Isaacson said, “When [women] have been written out of the history, [girls] don’t have great role models. But when you learn about the women who programmed ENIAC or Grace Hopper or Ada Lovelace … it happened to my daughter. She read about all these people when she was in high school, and she became a math and computer science geek.”

Betsy Ancker-Johnson: Gigacycle Range Signal Generator
Kimberly Bryant: Founder of Black Girls CODE
Anne Chiang: Thin-film transistor and computer technology
Edith Clarke: Electrical engineer
Evelyn Boyd Granville: Race, space, and education advocacy
Irene Greif: Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Jin-Ping Han: Capacitor-less Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) cell
Krisztina Holly: Co-invented Visual Voice telephony software
Dr. Erna Schneider Hoover: Computerized phone switching system
Grace Murray Hopper: UNIVAC programmer and COBOL developer
Susan Kare: Computer user interface and icon designer
Sister Mary Kenneth Keller: First female to receive Computer Science PhD
Louise Kirkbride: Computer database systems
Hedy Lamarr: Wireless communications
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852): Pre-computer programming
Ellen Ochoa: NASA engineer, optical analysis systems
Radia Perlman: STP algorithm
Carol Shaw: Atari game developer
Donna Shirley: NASA engineer, Sojourner Rover
Janese Swanson: Game developer and founder of Girl Tech
Dr. Guiliana Tesoro: Chemist with 125 patents
Roberta Williams: Computer gaming
Rachel Zimmerman: Created Blissymbol software and printer (at age 12)

Dice shares a list of female programmers who worked on the first general-purpose computer (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer)
Mauchly Antonelli
Betty Jean Jennings Bartik
Frances Snyder Holberton
Kathleen McNulty
Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer
Frances Bilas Spence
Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum

Events in the Triangle

Women In Technology In North Carolina

March 9th is the annual meeting of WITI (Women In Technology International) and AITP (RTP Association of IT Professionals). It will include panel discussions to “discuss how to facilitate women getting into technology and IT careers and progression to leadership roles.” The event takes place on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Click here to learn more and register. If you can’t make it, they also offer several webinars.

Women In Tech Summit

As a Raleigh tech company, we are proud that this year’s fall Women In Tech Summit will be taking place in Research Triangle Park. If you are interested in attending the summit, it takes place on November 11th and registration is now open. Kelly Hoey will be the keynote speaker. All profits from the event go to TechGirlz TechGirlz is a nonprofit organization that says their mission is “to get middle-school age girls interested in different kinds of technology and demonstrate the varied options of careers available.” TechGirlz even has a branch here in the Triangle.

Sources & Interesting Reading

BizTech – Mothers of Technology: 10 Women Who Invented and Innovated in Tech

Lemelson-MIT: Historical Inventors

Dice: 10 Famous Women in Tech History.

Famous Women Inventors

TechShopz Events

WITI Research Triangle Park (Women In Technology International)

Hi-Tech Women: Raleigh, NC Meetup

National Center for Women and Information Technology