The month of March commemorates the successes women have made throughout history and recognizes adversities faced along the way to triumph. Here at Revize, we pride ourselves on having a diverse staff filled with women creators, trainers, sales executives, web developers, etc. It’s important to recognize the women who paved the way for other women in tech and continue to make a difference in the way we design Revize websites. Take a look here at five quotes from influential women in tech.
Kimberly Bryant, Founder, and CEO of Black Girls Code
1. “We understand bringing girls into the tech space is about giving them skills to create social impact and change in their community.” -Kimberly Bryant
Bryant is Founder and CEO of Black Girls Code, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of computer science and concepts to young girls of color. In 2013, Bryant was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for Tech Inclusion.
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of Youtube
2. “The fact that women represent such a small portion of the tech workforce shouldn't just be a wake-up call - it should be a Sputnik moment. The tech industry is not America's future; it is our present." - Susan Wojcicki
Wojcicki has been in the tech industry for over 20 years. One of her most notable contributions includes the addition of Google AdSense, which is essentially what allows websites to publish targeted media advertisements. (Banner Ads, Sponsored Links, Advertisements)
Grace Hopper, US Navy Admiral, and American Computer Scientist
3. “If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.” - Grace Hopper
By Unknown (Smithsonian Institution) - Flickr: Grace Hopper and UNIVAC, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19763543
Hopper ( Dec 9, 1906 - Jan 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral who contributed to the creation of the UNIVAC I Computer (UNIVersal Automatic Computer I) the first general computer for the U.S. She was one of the first people to recommend the theory of machine-independent programming languages.
Kamilah Taylor, Engineer at Gusto
4. “I was just a kid growing up in Jamaica with dreams, and I want people to know that it’s possible to dream bigger and accomplish those dreams.” -Kamilah Taylor
Taylor wears many hats as an entrepreneur, engineer, and public speaker. Jamaican-born– she currently works at Gusto, a payroll platform aimed toward smaller businesses. She has contributed to start-up apps like Skinary and Krikey and prior to that, worked as a Senior Software Engineer for LinkedIn. She was named Business Insider’s 42nd most powerful female engineer in 2017.
Dr. Adele Goldberg
Goldberg is a creator of the computer software interface, Smalltalk. A University of Michigan and University of Chicago graduate, she influenced web design in big ways. Smalltalk is a language programming software for educational purposes and led to interfaces that include WIMP features (Windows, Icons, Menus, Pointers) we often use today.
We celebrate Women's History Month this March, and look forward to the world of Revize web design being influenced by women now, and forever.