54 women who rocked the tech world

Microsoft distinguished scientist Jennifer Chayes
Microsoft distinguished scientist Jennifer Chayes Notable Women in Tech

If you want to encourage your daughter, sister, niece, aunt, mum, grandma, BFF, girlfriend, or wife to dig into maths, science, and computers and pursue the high-paying jobs in those fields, it helps to show her some role models.

In that spirit, Duke University professor Susan Rodger, author and mentor Katy Dickinson, and developer Jessica Dickinson Goodman fired up The Notable Women Cards project.

“Women have been leaders in computing from the start, but not enough of our contributions are remembered,” they say. So they created this deck of playing cards that features 54 notable women in computing.

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title=”Katherine Johnson: NASA Mathematician”
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title=”Augusta Ada Lovelace: First computer programmer”
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title=”Jennifer Chayes: Microsoft Research Distinguished Scientist”
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title=”Vicki Hanson: U of Dundee Professor”
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title=”Ellen Ochoa: NASA Astronaut and Johnson Space Center Director”
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title=”Tova Milo: Tel Aviv U Professor”
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title=”Valerie Taylor: Texas A&M Professor”
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title=”Kathleen McKeown: Columbia Professor”
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title=”Susan Landau: Worcester Polytechnic Institute Professor”
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title=”Mary Lou Jepsen: Google X, Head of the Display Division”
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title=”Kristina Johnson: Undersecretary US Dept. of Energy”
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title=”Sophie Wilson: Broadcom, Director Integrated Circuit Design”
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title=”Jean Bartik: ENIAC computer programmer team”
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title=”Anita Borg: Founder, Anita Borg Institute”
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title=”Deborah Estrin: Cornell NYC Tech Professor”
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title=”Yuqing Gao: IBM Senior Manager”
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title=”Susan Graham: U Cal Berkeley Distinguished Professor”
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title=”Cristina Amon: U of Toronto Dean-Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering”
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title=”Betsy Ancker-Johnson: American Physical Society Fellow”
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title=”Arati Prabhakar: US DARPA Director”
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title=”Sophie Vandebroek: Xerox CTO”
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title=”Ruzena Bajcsy: U Cal Berkeley Professor”
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title=”Laurie Hendren: McGill Professor”
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title=”Lixia Zhang: UCLA Professor”
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title=”Betty Snyder: ENIAC computer programmer team”
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title=”Kay McNulty: ENIAC computer programmer team”
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title=”Frances Allen: IBM Fellow Emerita”
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title=”Barbara Liskov: MIT Professor”
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title=”Shafrira Goldwasser: MIT Professor”
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title=”Hessa Sultan Al Jaber: Qatar ICT Minister”
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title=”Mary Jane Irwin: Penn State Professor”
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title=”Irene Greif: IBM User Experience Group”
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title=”Duy-Loan Le: Texas Instruments Senior Fellow”
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title=”Grete Hermann: U of Göttingen mathematician”
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title=”Manuela Veloso: Carnegie Mellon Professor”
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title=”Lila Ibrahim: Coursera Chief Business Officer”
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title=”Padmasree Warrior: Cisco CTO”
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title=”Genevieve Bell: Intel Director of Interaction and Experience Research”
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title=”Marilyn Wescoff: ENIAC computer programmer team”
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title=”Grace Hopper: US Navy Admiral”
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title=”Chieko Asakawa: IBM Fellow”
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title=”Denice Denton: UC Santa Cruz Chancellor”
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title=”Radia Perlman: Intel Fellow”
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title=”Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza: Professor at PUC Rio de Janeiro”
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title=”Linda Petzold: UC Santa Barbara Professor”
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title=”Jennifer Widom: Stanford Professor”
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title=”Jean Sammet: IBM Researcher”
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title=”Helen Greiner: CyPhy Works CEO”
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title=”Anuradha Annaswamy: MIT Senior Research Scientist”
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title=”Qiheng Hu: Founder, China Internet Network Information Center”
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title=”Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum: ENIAC computer programmer team”
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title=”Fran Bilas: ENIAC computer programmer team”
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title=”Mitchell Baker: Mozilla Executive Chair”
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title=”Maria Klawe: Harvey Mudd College President”
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title=”And here’s the link where you can download the playing cards yourself.”
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title=”Want more?”
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