Every year in March, the National Women's History Project celebrates Women in History Month. This year's theme is focusing on weaving the stories of women's lives and the impact they've had individually and as a whole on our nation's history. For centuries, women have been contributors in technology, and they've made a significant impression on the field.
Ada Lovelace is attributed with creating what many consider to be the first computer program in 1840. In 1946, Dr. Grace Hopper helped develop the Eniac, one of the first electronic digital computers. By the 1960s, women held 30 to 50% of programming jobs; however, that percentage has since decreased.
Today, women make up only 25% of the data technology field in totality. At Pragmatic Works, our staff consists of approximately 20% women — not unusual according to the book Women in Data.