Update: Notable Women in Computing

Notable Women in Computing cards

The Notable Technical Women project continues to thrive. Jessica Dickinson Goodman is incorporating the most recent accomplishments into our “Notable Women in Computing” deck for Dr. Susan Rodger to sell at the SIGCSE 2016 conference. These were very popular at last year’s Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) gathering. Over 5,000 decks have been distributed since Jessica, Susan, and I started this project in 2014. I just finished research to update the 54 cards honoring our remarkable technical leaders. (I hope that the updates will be done in time for me to bring some decks on the TechWomen Delegations to Jordan and Zimbabwe next month.) Here is what I found:

New Wikipedia Biography Pages:

Remarkable New Honors or Awards (or changes of venue):

  • Ada Lovelace: 200th Birthday Celebrated by Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries
  • Jennifer Chayes – Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and 2015 John von Neumann Lecture Award
  • Helen Greiner: 2014 Presidential Ambassador for Global Leadership (PAGE)
  • Mary Lou Jepsen is now an executive at Facebook / Oculus VR (moved from GoogleX)
  • Katherine Johnson: 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom, and 2015 NCWIT Pioneer Award
  • Kristina Johnson: 2015 elected to the National Inventors Hall of Fame
  • Jean Sammet: 2013 NCWIT Pioneer Award
  • Padmasree Warrior is now the CEO of U.S. for NextEV (moved from Cisco)
  • Jennifer Widom: 2015 ACM-W Athena Lecturer Award

Please tell me if you know of recent honors to add to these! You can buy cards and posters on Notable Technical Women, and follow this project on our Facebook page.

Notable Women in Computing cards

Regrettably, I was not able to find Wikipedia biography pages for four of our honorees. (This is actually progress since 14 were missing bios in November 2014.) Please use Dr. Susan Rodger’s Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing guide to write about:

Notable Women in Computing cards

Images Copyright 2016 by Katy Dickinson

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