She is credited as being the world's first computer programmer. She was great friends with the father of the computer, Charles Babbage, who mentored her. She assisted in creating plans for the Analytical Engine.
She was an admiral in the United States Navy and a computer scientist. She was one of the first programmers for the Harvard Mark I computer and invented the compiler. The compiler is a program that translates English language instructions into the language of the target computer.
Katherine Johnson was born
Based off the book and movie, "Hidden Figures", she was a mathmatician who helped NASA better their calculations to ensure safe space travel in the 1950s.
Stephanie "Steve" Shirley
Steve Shirley is credited with advancing women in IT and computer programming with the launch of her software firm Freelance Programmers. She initially employed only women. The firm's most notable project is the development of the black box flight recorder for the supersonic Concorde, a British airline.
American computer scientist who led the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Labratory. She worked on software development for Apollo 11. Her software was later adapted for use in Skylab and she received the NASA Exceptional Space Act Award for her contributions.
Adele Goldberg developed Smalltalk-80 which is a programming language that was easier to use and customizable compared to other programs.
She became the first female chief technology officer of the U.S. and served in the White House until January 2017. She was a Google executive prior to working at the White House.