Women In STEAM Fields

Eva Romito

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Biomedical Engineer and Manager of Clinical Development of Trancatheter Mitral Tricuspid Therapies at Edwards Lifesciences. She is skilled in device design, biomechanics, tissue engineering, tissue mechanics, molecular analysis and multimodal clinical imaging. More…


Frances Allen

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Computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. She was the first female IBM Fellow and in 2006 became the first woman to win the Turing Award, which is considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for computing. In interviews following the award she hoped it would give more "opportunities for women in science, computing and engineering". More…

Natalya Brikner

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Aerospace Engineer and CEO of Accion Systems, a company that develops advanced electric propulsion systems for small satellites. She is leading the team working to make space accessible to micro satellite platforms via novel electric propulsion technology. More…

Rajia Abdelaziz

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Co-founder and CEO of invisaWear, a company that creates smart jewelry and accessories that allow users to instantly contact friends, family, and olice discreetly during an emergency. More…

Sana Farid

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AR/VR Strategist, Surgeon and Co-Founder & CEO of Munfarid, a company offering augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence learning programs for all industrial sectors, including private, semi-government and government sectors. More…

Sharon Samjitsingh

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Co-Founder Health Care Originals HCO, a digital health startup providing hardware, software and analytics to improve the lives of those with chronic respiratory disease. Their first product, ADAMM is a wearable device for people with asthma. More…

Sheryl Sandberg

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Technology Executive, Activist and Author. She is the chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org based on her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. The book explores business leadership and development and the lack of women in government and business leadership positions, and feminism. More…

Sylvia Ratnasamy

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Computer Scientist, Inventor and Associate Professor at UC Berkeley. Her work focuses on the design and implementation of networked systems and she co-lead the SPAN Center for networking research. She is one of the inventors of the distributed hash table (DHT). Her doctoral dissertation proposed the content-addressable networks, one of the original DHTs. More…

Telisa Daughtry

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Diversity and Tech Advocate, Entrepreneur, Multi-Disciplined Creative and Technologist. She is the Founder & CTO of FlyTechnista, a mobile app which provides women and girls with direct access to highly-curated education, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities in technology and the Founder of STEEAMnista, a non-profit that seeks to increase the participation, visibility, and leadership of women across STEAM. More…

Thelma Estrin

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Computer scientist and engineer in the fields of expert systems and biomedical engineering. She was an early pioneer of the field of medical informatics, the now commonplace practice of applying computers to medical research and treatment. While teaching at UCLA, she designed and developed one of the first analog-to-digital conversion systems that could convert analog signals from electroencephalograms (EEG) to digital signals. She also also a trailblazer for women hoping to pursue careers in the sciences. More…

Tomya Mateo

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Entrepreneur and Designer of wearables using smart textiles. She is the founder of Hominems, a marketplace for werable tech and smart textiles. She is alsodeveloping electronics with textile nano technologies to create programable wearable garments. More…

 

Ursula Burns

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Mechanical Engineer and Business Leader. She is the Chair and CEO of VEON, the global telecom company. In 2009, Burns became CEO of Xerox, the first among black women to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and the first woman to succeed another as head of a Fortune 500 company. She is a founding board director of Change the Equation, which focuses on improving the U.S.'s education system in science, technology, engineering and math. More…

Valentina Tereshkova

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Retired Soviet Cosmonaut, Engineer, and Member of the Russian State Duma.  She is the first woman to have flown in space. Having orbited Earth 48 times, Tereshkova also remains the only woman to have been on a solo space mission. More…

Valerie Thomas

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Physicist and Inventor at NASA who designed computer programs that supported research on Halley's Comet, the ozone layer, and satellite technology. She invented the Illusion Transmitter, for which she received a patent in 1980. The device produces optical illusion images via two concave mirrors which create images that appear to be real, or in front of the mirror itself. This technology was subsequently adopted by NASA and has also been used in surgery and for the production of television and video screens. More…

Vera Rubin

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Astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates and dark matter. She uncovered the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion, by studying galactic rotation curves. This phenomenon became known as the galaxy rotation problem, and was evidence of the existence of dark matter. Rubin spent her life advocating for women in science and was known for her mentorship of aspiring women astronomers. More…

Vesna Cota

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Additive Manufacturing design and development specialist for Tyco Electronics Canada. An advocate and promoter of rapid prototyping technologies and their potential. More…

Virginia Apgar

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Obstetrical Anesthesiologist, best known as the inventor of the Apgar score, a way to quickly assess the health of a newborn child immediately after birth. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and introduced obstetrical considerations to the established field of neonatology. More…

Wan Tseng

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Industrial Designer, FemTech Entrepreneur, Sensuality Designer and Founder of WISP which develops wearable technology for female sexual wellbeing and health. She is also a visiting lecturer teaching at Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. More…