5 women who've made big waves in STEM

Amongst many others, these five women have made / are continuing to make huge waves in STEM. May we continue to be inspired by them!

Grace Hopper

New York City, USA


Studied: Computer Science, Mathematics

"A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things."

Photo credit: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Grace-Hopper

Grace received a master's degree and a PhD in Mathematics from Yale University, and was a mathematics professor at Vassar College. She joined the Navy Reserves in 1943. Grace was one of the first three modern 'programmers' and is well known for her contributions to the development of computer languages. She is also recognized as the person most responsible for the success of COBOL, the first standardized general business computer language.