Women in The Tech World

Women in The Tech World

Honorable founders, engineers, and innovative women have taken the tech world by storm! Here are a few women who made history in the tech industry and continue to be an inspiration to women all over the world.

“I would like to be remembered as someone who was not afraid to do what she wanted to do, and as someone who took risks along the way in order to achieve her goals.” [1]

– Sally Ride – Physicist, NASA Communicator and Astronaut 


“Life doesn’t always present you with the perfect opportunity at the perfect time. Opportunities come when you least expect them, or when you’re not ready for them. Rarely are opportunities presented to you in the perfect way, in a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. … Opportunities, the good ones, they’re messy and confusing and hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you.” [2]

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube


“Those who have learned to walk on the threshold of the unknown worlds, by means of what are commonly termed par excellence the exact sciences, may then, with the fair white wings of imagination, hope to soar further into the unexplored amidst which we live.” [3]

Ada Lovelace, Mathematician, considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s


“Feeling a little uncomfortable with your skills is a sign of learning, and continuous learning is what the tech industry thrives on! It’s important to seek out environments where you are supported, but where you have the chance to be uncomfortable and learn new things.” [4]

Vanessa Hurst, Co-Founder of Girl Develop It 


[1] https://bigthink.com/words-of-wisdom/remembering-sally-ride-risk-taker-achiever-icon  
[2] https://skillcrush.com/2016/02/23/advice-from-women-in-tech/ 
[3] https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/ada_lovelace 
[4] https://skillcrush.com/2016/02/23/advice-from-women-in-tech/ 
[5] Image: Publiscism.info
[6] Image: Dryicons.com
[7] Image: Womenyoushouldknow.net
[8] Image: Dribble.com

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