Today is Ada Lovelace day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Lovelace is widely held to have been the first computer programmer with her 1842 notes on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine becoming one of the critical documents to inspire Alan Turing’s work on the first modern computers in the 1940s.
Here are some of the articles released today celebrating women who work in STEM.
- The female pioneers of the technological age - Telegraph
- Women in computing:the 60s pioneers who lit up the world of coding - Guardian
- 35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry - Glamour
- Women's Science Tumblr
- More Ada Lovelace Day 2014 blog posts - Finding Ada
If you've found these stories inspiring here are some of our top resources from Careers Tagged offering professional support to women in science, technology, engineering and maths.
- WISE - promoting female talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
- BCSWomen - group for female IT professionals from BCS The Chartered Institute for IT
- Women's Engineering Society
- Women in Games Jobs
- Athena SWAN - Recognising commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM employment in higher education and research.
Portrait of Ada Lovelace by Alfred Edward Chalon in the public domain. Found via wikimedia commons.