Historically, the creation and development of the computer industry was dominated by men. There were nevertheless a few women pioneers in this field, for example:
Edith Clarke (1883-1959)
Clarke filed a patent for a "graphical calculator" and contributed to simplifying and reducing the time spent in laborious calculations in solving problems in the design and operation of electrical power systems.
Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992)
Hopper was called "Amazing Grace" because of her outstanding achievement in the computer field. One of her contributions is the invention of COBOL, the first user-friendly business software program, which is still in use.
Source: "Past Notable Women of Computing" (http://www.cs.yale.edu/HTML/YALE/CS/HyPlans/tap/past-women.html#Grace)
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