Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Celebrating Women Innovators

March 24th is Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in technology. Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer (in the 1800's!). As part of my pledge to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, I committed to writing a blog post about an inspiring woman in technology.

After thinking about the post all day and procrastinating because I could not decide on just one person, I decided that I will celebrate the day by writing about The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology because I think that it is a great resource for inspiring women innovators any day of the year. I am particularly inspired by Dr. Borg's aim to bring non-technical women into the design process since having a diversity of experience, even on technical projects, can often be very valuable in generating innovations and improvements.