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Happy International Women’s Day!

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Happy International Women's Day!

08.03.2024 |

Happy 8th of March!

This is the day we celebrate the significant role of women in society. After all, without the contribution of women, the world as we know it would not be the same. Let us admire the strength, perseverance, talent, and grace with which women achieve their goals.

Today, we want to remember some of the most influential ladies in the world of technology.

Let’s start with the renowned Ada Lovelace, born on December 10, 1815, in London. She is the first programmer in history. Ada developed an algorithm for a computing machine, considered the precursor to modern programming. The programming language “Ada” is named in her honor. In addition to her work in computer science, Lovelace is also known for her translations and commentaries on scientific works, as well as for publishing many articles and essays on various topics.

Next is the great Hedy Lamarr, born on November 9, 1914, in Vienna. She was considered the “Most Beautiful Woman in Europe.” Besides her exotic appearance and acting skills, she was also a great inventor. Hedy developed frequency-hopping technology, which is used in today’s world to improve the signal of wireless communications and Wi-Fi networks.

An interesting fact is that she moved from Germany to the United States and changed her stage name. After the outbreak of World War II, Hedy decided to serve her new homeland. She was appointed to fulfill obligations in defense.

Margaret Hamilton, born on August 17, 1936, is an American computer scientist, systems engineer, and entrepreneur. She is known for her work at NASA and is responsible for developing software that helped successfully land a man on the Moon in 1969.

Before her work at NASA, she was involved in the production of the musicals “Michael” and “Ray” as an actress in Manhattan. This diversity in her career shows that her talent and interests have ranged from acting to technology and computer science.

Ginni Rometty, born on July 29, 1957, is the first woman to become CEO of IBM in the company’s history. She is one of the most influential women in the technology industry and is known for leading IBM through a period of significant change and innovation.

As a final note, let’s pay attention to a significant and unique achievement in Bulgarian history. This achievement belongs to Rayna Kasabova, the Bulgarian woman remembered in history as the first woman in the world to participate in a combat flight. During the Balkan War (1912 – 1913), Rayna Kasabova, at the age of 15, voluntarily worked in a field hospital near Edirne. On October 30, 1913, she participated in a combat flight with the airplane “Voazen,” under the command of Second Lieutenant Stefan Kalinov. Thus, Rayna Kasabova inscribed her name in world history as the first female pioneer in aviation.

 

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