Today is #InternationalWomensDayand the Conexus team have come together to compile a list of their Top 5 Women in Tech.
According to the ‘Women in Tech Network’, it will take about 133 years to close the economic gender pay gap. The World Bank reports that globally women make up less than 40% of the workforce, and in tech they hold 26.7% of tech-related jobs.
On today’s #IWDthe team are highlighting the women who are responsible for some of the most influential tech related breakthroughs in the last Century. Here's some of our team's highlights:
🔷 Kathrine Jonson
As an American mathematician, Kathrine’s calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and all subsequent crewed spaceflights. Her career at NASA and it’s predecessor spanned an impressive 33 years, earning her a reputation for mastering complex manual calculations, helping to pioneer the use of computers to go on and perform the tasks.
🔷 Ada Lovelace (Augusta Ada king, Countess of Lovelace)
Ada was an English mathematician and writer, mostly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytics Engine. She was first to understand that the computer could be applied to more than just calculations and published the first algorithm intended. She’s often referred to at the first computer programmer.
🔷 Hedy Lamarr
Hedy was an Austrian-born American actor and inventor. Described as one of the greatest movie actresses of all time, during WW2 she helped develop a radio guidance system for torpedoes that used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology.
🔷 Mira Murati
Mira got her bachelor of engineering degree and then started as an intern at Goldman Sachs. She then took employment at Zodiac Aerospace from 2012 - 2013, and then spent three years at Tesla. In 2018, Mira joined OpenAI becoming the Chief Technology Officer overseeing the creation of ChatGPT.
🔷 Whitney Wolfe Herd
Whitney is an American entrepreneur and is the founder and CEO of dating app Bumble, launched in 2014. She is also co-founder of and previous Vice President of Marketing of Tinder. Whitney is the world's youngest, female. self-made billionaire.
Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity
For more information on International Women's Day, head to: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/