Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

In commemoration of one of the first women in computational science, I want to celebrate the women I know who are in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). I thought I'd write about one woman who has inspired me, but - wonderful problem! - there are so many who have inspired through the years that I can't decide on just one.

So here's to the many women who inspire and guide me:

  • my birth mom, who took computer programming while pregnant with me, and has recently jumped into engineering after a career in teaching
  • my adopted mom, a nurse of amazing precision
  • my engineering and mathematical sisters and sister-in-law
  • my amazing niece, who has conquered accounting
  • all the incredible women I've worked with - and am working with - in the IT industry
  • the growing number of young women who are breaking down the STEM stereotypes and proving their awesome skills

All of you have worked hard to make a difference in your corner of the world, to challenge the status quo, and to leave your mark on the world.

Thank you, my sisters in STEM!

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