Women In STEAM Fields

Radia Perlman


Computer Programmer and Inventor who has played an important role in driving the growth and development of the Internet. She is known for inventing the Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP), which transformed ethernet from a technology limited to a few hundred nodes confined in a single building, into a technology that can create large networks with hundreds of thousands of nodes spread over a large area. Her work has also made Internet routing reliable and scalable. More…