Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a celebration of the often neglected contributions women have made, and continue to make in science and technology.
ICG astrophysicist, Dr. Karen Masters is quoted in this BBC article by Zoe Kleinman written for Ada Lovelace Day which asks:
Dr. Masters responded:
“In astronomy there’s a long history of women making important contributions, but they’ve always been a minority group.
“I’m not sure the field would change significantly, but the experience of women in it would.
“They would no longer have to battle stereotype threats and constantly have to feel the need to justify their presence as astrophysicists. I like to imagine how much extra energy all those women would have to get on with understanding the Universe.”
Read the article to discover more answers from women in a variety of technology related fields.