Grace Hopper led the team that created the first computer language compiler. She joined the Navy during World War II and programed the Mark I computer. She was the first female recipient of the National Medal of Technology in 1991, and died in 1992. Here are 5 women who haven’t let their age stop them from doing amazing things.
What she said: “If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.”
Madame C.J. Walker
Madame C.J. Walker invented a line of African-American hair care products in 1905 and eventually became one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire through skillful marketing of her much-needed products. She died on May 25, 1919. Learn about the young female inventors who are helping the homeless.
What she said: “There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.”