Final Inspirational Hand of the Week

This post is from a series digging deeper into the stories behind the cards in our Notable Women in Computing playing card deck. The hands are for 5-card draw poker unless otherwise noted. If you’re already a Backer on Kickstarter, thank you. If not, become one today.

The final hand I’m going share is a straight, 7-high. Why final? Because tomorrow is the last day of our Kickstarter to fund the second edition of the Notable Women in Computing Card Deck:

Notable Women in Computing_Hand4

Here are their names and achievements, original list work of my Mom:

Honoree Name Position, Honors, Awards Learn more
3 ♦ – Betty Snyder Betty Snyder ENIAC computer programmer team 1946, WITI Hall of Fame Wikipedia page
4 ♣ – Kristina Johnson Undersecretary US Dept. of Energy, IEEE Fellow, ABI Women of Vision, SWE Achievement Award Wikipedia page
5 ❤ – Lila Ibrahim Chief Business Officer Coursera, ABI Women of Vision, Purdue University-Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer No Wikipedia page
6 ♦ – Ruzena Bajcsy Univ. California Berkeley Professor, NAE Member, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, AAAI member, AAAS member Wikipedia page
7 ♠ – Jean Sammet IBM Researcher, 1st woman ACM President, ACM Fellow, Computer History Museum Fellow Wikipedia page

You can help: As with all of the hands in this series, at least one of these notable women does not have a Wikipedia page. This time it’s Lila Ibrahim of Coursera. If Donald Trump has 12,000 words dedicated to him on Wikipedia, she deserves at least 100.

If you’re willing to write or edit an article about these incredible women, learn more about Lila Ibrahim’s work and get some tips on how to get started writing or editing an article on Wikipedia. If you write them, let me know and I’ll send you brownie points in an update.

Inspirational Quote:

“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” ― Madeleine Albright

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