Women in Tech 5 Tech Legends Who Took the World by Storm

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She is considered the first computer programmer since she wrote notes explaining how an engine could transition calculation to computation.

Ada Lovelace


She was a film actress and an inventor who’s now called “the mother of Wi-Fi.” Her work became the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems.

Hedy Lamarr


She was NASA’s rocket scientist and worked on the Centaur rocket project that uses liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to boost rockets into space, laying the foundation for space shuttle launches in the future.

Annie Easley


She is an American computer programmer and network engineer behind the invention of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), making today's internet possible.

Radia Perlman


An esteemed computer scientist whose work led to the development of COBOL, one of the earliest standardized computer languages.

Grace Hopper


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