Inspirational Hand of the Week

This is the first post in 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 first hand I’m going share is a 2 pair, Queen* high:

Notable Women in Computing_Hand1

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

Honoree Name Position, Honors, Awards Learn more
Queen ♦ – Anita Borg Founder Anita Borg Institute, WITI Hall of Fame, Fellow ACM, EFF Pioneer Wikipedia page
10 ♦ – Cristina Amon Univ. of Toronto Dean-Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, IEEE Fellow, SWE Achievement Award, Canadian Academy of Eng., Spanish Royal Academy, Royal Society of Canada, US NAE Wikipedia page
5 ♦ – Laurie Hendren Professor McGill Univ., ACM Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada No Wikipedia page
10 ♠ – Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza Professor PUC Rio de Janeiro, CHI Academy No Wikipedia page
5 ♣ – Mary Lou Jepsen Google X Head of the Display Division, ABI Women of Vision, WITI Hall of Fame 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 Professors Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza and Professor Laurie Hendren. If Donald Trump has 12,000 words dedicated to him on Wikipedia, they deserves at least 100 each.

If you’re willing to write or edit an article about these incredible women, learn more about Professor de Souza and Dr Hendren’s accomplishments here 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.

*As an aside, in our deck Queens rank above Kings.

Inspirational Quote:

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ― Nora Ephron

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