Computers have been a huge part of our everyday lives. We use them in schools, at home and in the workplace. We use them for business purposes as well as for pleasure. For most of us, we imagine that computers have existed forever, and can’t think of a world without using these machines daily. However, there was a time when computers did not exist, and we recognize the people involved in creating and developing the computers that we now know and love to use.
Since the beginning of computers and the work of Charles Babbage, women have played an important role in the history of computing. Over the years women such as Ada Lovelace, who was a mathematician that assisted Babbage in his work, Grace Hopper, who was one of the first computer programmers and many others have helped in the advancement of computers, computing, programming and other areas. It is important to recognize the achievements of these women and others in the world of computers.
Find out more about the history of women and computers here.