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Women’s History Month 2023: Contributions In IT And Tech

Wade Tyler Millward

Ada Lovelace, Bessie Coleman, Lynn Conway, Jayshree Ullal and Lisa Su are among the women CRN celebrates for Women’s History Month 2023.

In time for Women’s History Month 2023, CRN is featuring a sampling of the achievements of females in the field of computer science and technology.

Some of the people featured on this list include:

*Ada Lovelace, considered by some to be “the first programmer”

*Ángela Ruiz Robles, inventor of a precursor to ebook readers

*Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman and first Native American woman to hold a pilot’s license

*Lynn Conway, an innovator in microprocessors and pioneer for trans women in tech

*Jayshree Ullal, CEO of Arista Networks

*And Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices

[RELATED: Black History Month 2023: Celebrating Influential Black Americans In Tech]

Women’s History Month 2023: IT And Tech

This list includes past and recent contributions to technology, whether by invention or business acumen.

While we celebrate these contributions in history, it’s important to remember Athat much more work remains to increase representation of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Women comprise 35 percent of the STEM workforce, according to the National Science Foundation, despite making up half of the United States’ population.

Women’s wages were also consistently lower than men’s – men in science and engineering made $100,000 compared to $76,000 for women. This is despite65 percent of women in STEM having at least a bachelor’s degree compared to 43 percent of men in STEM.

Here are some of the women CRN is celebrating for achievements in technology.

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at

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