MARISSA MAYER

Marissa Mayer was the first female engineer at Google; however, growing up, Mayer wanted to be a doctor. During her time at Google, she worked on some of the company’s most successful products, including Google Maps, Google Earth, and Gmail. She was also responsible for approving each Google “doodle” on the company’s homepage.  Marissa is […]

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JOANNA HOFFMAN

Joanna Hoffman is one of the original members of Macintosh and NeXT team. She helped write the first draft of Mac’s user interface guidelines. In both 1981 and 1982, she was awarded a satirical award at Apple for being “the person who did the best job of standing up to” Steve Jobs. This can be […]

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AVIDEH ZAKHOR

Avideh Zakhor is a light in science and technology, and is most well known for her role in creating Google Earth and Street View. Avideh Zakhor was the brain behind what we have come to know as Google Earth and Street View. She is among the very few women who have made a tremendous impact […]

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BULLETS AND BODIES

Dr. Amy Goldberg has spent thirty years as a trauma surgeon at Temple University Hospital in North Philadelphia, which treats more gunshot victims than any other hospital in the state. She is the chair of Temple University’s Department of Surgery, one of only sixteen women in American to hold that position at a hospital. Goldberg […]

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OPENWATER

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is the founder and CEO of Openwater. Openwater is creating a device that will enable us to see inside our brains or bodies in great detail.  With this comes the promise of new abilities to diagnose and treat disease. It will provide constant monitoring. The implications are broad for detection and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular […]

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BARBARA MCCLINTOCK

Barbara McClintock was born to a family with little money, and grew up in Connecticut and New York. Her interest in science and research was viewed with great skepticism and disapproval, since her family believed that it was more important for her to get married. Despite this, with her father’s support, McClintock began studying at […]

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KATIE HUNT

Katie Hunt is a paleo-oncologist/aracheologist. She, as well as Janet Iwasa, was featured in “Meet 12 Badass Scientists… Who Also Happen to be Women.” At age 22, Hunt was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which caused her to have a deeper curiosity about cancer as an ancient disease. Hunt then proceeded to read ancient texts and […]

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