Computer science is dominated by men, yet the first computer program was written by a woman. Ada Lovelace was a remarkable woman with a short but remarkable life. A prophet of the computer age, she is an inspiration for all women in STEM.
18th century China was no feminist paradise. Wang Zhenyi breached social customs by educating herself in astronomy, mathematics, and poetry. Ahead of her time, she proved women had ability equal to men. She is an inspiration to all women who seek to pursue science.