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Information Technology owes a huge debt to women.For example, Hedy Lamar was a GENIUS, as well as a great actress-she invented CDMA, the technique that made the cell phone possible. Unfortunately, the powers that be in the Navy failed to make use of it in wartime-wouldn't believe that a woman could be a great mathematician.
The Countess of Lovelace, Augusta Ada King, wrote the first algorithm for a computer, becoming the first ever computer programmer. The Countess played a big role as well, as one of the advisers to Charles Babbage, the "Father of Computing".
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper was the greatest computer programmer. She is the Godmother of COBOL. She wrote the first compiler, translating English to machine code. There is a guided missile cruiser, the USS Hopper, named after her. A Cray supercomputer was named after her.
Barbara Simons has been the head of the Association for Computing Machinery
Bonnie Ross is the General Manager of Microsoft Game Studios.
Cher Wang is a founder of HTC. Maybe you are using one of her cell phones or her chips.
Elizabeth Fenler played a large part in the development of the Domain Name System (DNS). Thank her for com, edu, gov, etc..
Ginny Strazisar designed the first router and played a huge role in the invention of the Internet.
Kathleen Booth wrote the first Assembly language
Sandra Lerner was a co-founder of CISCO.
Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook.
Susan Wojcicki runs YouTube. She was Google's 16th employee.
Ursula Burns was Chair of Xerox till 2017, and was the first black woman to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company.