The goal of Ada Lovelace Day is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile of other women in STEM.
Today is Ada Lovelace Day – October 16, 2012 is about blogging and sharing stories of women, from engineers to scientists, from technologists to mathematicians.
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Over the last year, Women 2.0 has noted a number of technical women demonstrating leadership that propels them to the public sphere – from Jocelyn Goldfein (Director of Engineering, Facebook), an advocate for women to enter and stay in rewarding, high-achieving technology careers; Clara Shih(Founder and CEO of Hearsay Social) was 29 years old last year when she was appointed to the board ofStarbucks. Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer makes headlines and changes perceptions of CEOs of large tech companies on a daily basis.