Blog Tour: Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi
DYK women laid the foundation of tech work? In the 1940s, women were hired as “computers” while the men were off at work. Yet today women represent only 20-25% of the current programming workforce.
A crime. For real.
In honor of Girl Gone Viral, we want to celebrate famous women in tech and send a call of action to support girl’s and women’s education in STEM.
Famous Women of Tech
First Computer Programmer: Ada Lovelace
The 1800s is way before the invention of the modern computer but Ada Lovelace claimed the spot of first published algorithm.
Saving the Planet One Hybrid Car at a Time: Annie Easley
Annie developed and implemented technology used in early hybrid batteries. She was also an equal opportunity employment advocate. At NASA to boot!
Bringing the White House into the 21st Century: Megan Smith
In 2015, parts of the White House technology was still running on technology that went extinct with the dinosaurs – FLOPPY DISKS. As Obama’s CTO, Megan also fought for net neutrality.
Follow the Tour
May 13 – Brightside_books – Creative Instagram + Review
May 14 – Just Add a Word – Q&A
May 15 – Books and Blends – Review + Moodboard
May 16 – Diamondxgirl – Listicle: Girls in Tech – YOU ARE HERE!
May 17 – Pagetravels – Creative Instagram Picture
May 20 – Spinatale Reviews – Creative Instagram Picture + Review
May 21 – Romansreads – Creative Instagram Picture + Review
May 22 – Across the Bookiverse – Playlist
May 23 – YA Wednesday – Creative Instagram Picture + 5 Reasons to Read the Book
May 24 – Bookish Bug – Listicle
May 27 – @meganthemeganerd – Author Guest Post: What message he most wants to convey with the book?
May 28 – Pie Lady Books – Creative Instagram Picture
May 29 – Reader Voracious – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
May 30 – Velaris Reads – Review
May 31 – The Blonde Bookworm – Creative Instagram Picture