Ada Lovelace Day: Recognizing Women in IT

Today, March 24, is Ada Lovelace Day.
Who is Ada Lovelace, you ask, and why does she have a day named after her? Well, it begin with this:
Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Entrepreneurs, innovators, sysadmins, programmers, designers, games developers, hardware experts, tech journalists, tech consultants.
Recent research by psychologist Penelope Lockwood discovered that women need to see female role models more than men need to see male ones. That’s a relatively simple problem to begin to address. If women need female role models, let’s come together to highlight the women in technology that we look up to. Let’s create new role models and make sure that whenever the question “Who are the leading women in tech?” is asked, that we all have a list of candidates on the tips of our tongues.
One single person, Suw Charman-Anderson, had the idea to highlight one other single person, a woman in technology, on one single day. What if thousands of other people did the same, on the same day? Then you have a movement. A Day, with a capital D. We’ll name it in honor of a single woman in tech who went mostly unsung: Ada Lovelace. 
And here it is, Ada Lovelace Day.
If you’re reading this, you’ve at least thought about women and tech before. Here’s your excuse to go write about women and tech. Pick a someone whom you think deserves to be on the tips of our tongues.
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