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I’ve been thinking a lot about the many women who have played pivotal roles in the development of technology and the Internet, often without fanfare or recognition.

I highlighted some of these women during my speech at the recent Business of Women conference in L.A.

From Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter who translated the Difference Engine and create the first algorithm, to Ruchi Sanghvi, Dropbox’s new VP of Operations who co-created the News Feed during her time at Facebook, there are so many amazing women at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

These incredible women were the original ‘computors’ – Kay McNulty, Marlyn Wescoff, Fran Bilas, Ruth Lichterman, Adele Goldstine (and Betty Snyder), the team working on ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering.

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