Today is International Women’s Day, and there’s been plenty of remembrance for the ladies who have contributed to modern society.
Google not only dedicated today’s doodle to celebration of International Women’s Day, but it also made a somewhat misguided (as BlogPost’s Melissa Bell pointed out) nod to women by using Pegwoman in all Google Maps today.
Over at the Guardian, the UK paper has assembled its list of the top 100 influential women, broken down by category. The unranked list includes such diverse female icons as Aung San Suu Kyi, Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga and Martina Navratilova. To compile the list, the newspaper solicited over 3,000 comments from readers, then set those suggestions in front a panel it assembled to cut the list to 100.
The top tech women named in the list are Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz (recognized in the “Business & Trade Unions section), lastminute.com founder and philanthropist Martha Lane Fox and Ushadi.com blogger Juliana Rotich. The list also includes seven scientists and doctors: Hawa Abdi, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Athene Donald, Fabiola Gianotti, Jane Goodall, Molly Stevens and Susan Wicklund. It is, perhaps, telling that technology is the smallest category in the list of prominent women, though there are certainly several women not in the list who could fit the bill.
Who would you include in a list of the most inspirational women in the technology sector and why?