March is one of my favorite months!
March is the dawning of Spring, a time to sink my hands into the earth, a time to unplug and a time to celebrate the anniversary of getting hitched to my love.
March is also Women’s History Month – yeah, go women!
Today, while checking out my facebook feed I saw Mashable’s highlight on 18 Major TechContributions From Entrepreneurial Women.
A few of my particular favorites 6 (okay 8, well 9) out of the 18 are…
The Acorn System 1, an early 8 bit computer designed by Cambridge student, Sophie Wilson in 1979. Recently, I’ve been alerted to be aware of synchronicities, intuition and inspiration (let’s just say the topic of this post is full of all three).
This little icon is symbolic with “saving” but at one time also represented the physical floppy disk much larger than today’s SD card, yet much smaller in memory. Along with several other iconic symbols, user interface designer Susan Kare created many of the early Apple icons.
I can’t help but think Grace Hopper helped pioneered the way for Google Translate, since she created the program that transformed code written in one language to another computer language – and she did it in 1952.
Thanks to Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
and Alexis Maybank
, subscribers receive membership rewards and the inside scoop on luxurious merchandise sales from their 2007 e-commerce creation, Gilt Group
. Also listed in Mashable’s 18 are Birchbox
founders Hayley Barna
and Katia Beauchamp.
You like listening to Spotify while checking your Twitter feed between surfing Youtube channels? Well, “you’re welcome,” says Radia Perman (take that Al Gore), who created the Spanning Tree Protocol in 1985. The same year I was introduced to the flex capacitor and thought it was just Hollywood science fiction, ha.
And then there’s mathematician and space scientist Katherine Johnson who is responsible for calculating the trajectory Apollo 11 took to the moon in 1969. Kind of a big deal.
Way to be awesome, ladies.