Did you know that women invented the first refrigerators and computer programs, and developed the first fire escape and inflatable life raft? It isn’t shocking if you haven’t, since statistics show that women are underrepresented in the technology fields. That’s why, in recognition of Women’s History Month, we’re proud to introduce you to some of the women who’ve inspired the team at Trella Technologies, LLC in some way.
Kimberly Bryant, founder and CEO, Black Girls Code
Former electrical engineer Kimberly Bryant started Black Girls Code “to create the next generation of technology leaders that’ll create company es of their own…. It’s really about creating girls that have self-confidence, that have a strong sense of self-efficacy so if they went into technology, or if they go into a different field like entertainment or journalism, that they have this sense of self-confidence in their own innate ability so they can lead.” Read more about Ms. Bryant here.
Margaret Hamilton, NASA computer scientist and systems engineer
Margaret Hamilton’s 1960 invention of the modern concept of software that would ultimately land men on the moon was nothing short of unexpected – and full of doubt – at a time when women represented only a very small fraction of employees at NASA. When the Apollo space mission came along, Margaret Hamilton’s laboratory work resulted in “an epic feat of engineering that would help change the future of what was humanly—and digitally—possible.” Read more about Ms. Hamilton here.
Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
New York Times best-selling author Reshma Saujani was the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. During her campaign, while visiting local schools and community centers, Reshma realized the sobering reality of the gender gap in computing classes. This experience inspired her to start Girls Who Code to “educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.” Read more about Ms. Saujani here.
Katherine Johnson, NASA “human computer”
As a child growing up in 1920’s West Virginia, Katherine Johnson had a love for math and a fascination for numbers. As an adult she translated her passions to help advance the U.S.A.’s space program by calculating trajectories for America’s first flights to outer space. “I like the stars, and the stories we were telling, and it was a joy to contribute to the literature that was going to come out… But little did I think it would go this far.” Read more about Ms. Johnson here.
There are countless more woman to celebrate in tech and other innovative industries, including the cannabis industry, but that gender gap remains wide. This extensive infographic puts it all into perspective with data relating to education, salaries, opportunities and future possibilities for women in tech.
But if you know anything about Trella, you know that we are solutions-oriented optimists who truly believe that our work with the TrellaGro LST™ will revolutionize indoor farming. Accordingly, we look forward to bearing witness to and celebrating the many more women in tech who are innovating and will innovate for the benefit of society.