Hello! It’s been a while and I wanted to talk about women in tech, given that in March 8th we celebrate the International Women’s Day! Since this is a topic dear to my heart, I’m dividing my ideas into some posts which I’ll be sharing during this month.
Quick historical facts about women in tech
Did you know that…
- the first person to write an algorithm was a woman? Her name was Ada Lovelace. She even has a language, Ada, named after her.
- the term “bug” was invented by Grace Hopper when she literally removed a fly – bug from a computer.
- when universities started to create computer science courses, they were majority filled by women? The reason behind that is because using a computer was seen as a job secretaries would do, hence something more women used to do than men.
- by not introducing girls to science during their early ages we may actually discourage them to get into STEM? Seeing references which we can relate to are a big deal.
To finish, I wanted you to think about, and maybe share below, who are the women in tech that inspire you today? What are your female references? If your list is short, is that because you think they don’t exist
(hint: they do!!) or because you haven’t exposed yourself to them yet? Take some time to reflect on that 🙂
See you soon!