These are some of the women, known as “Human Computers” who were greatly responsible for getting the United States into space.
What could have been said
“That’s one small step for men and women, one giant leap for humankind.”
Susan Finley NASA, JPL-Caltech, Engineer
I’ve just recently learned about the women techies who made it possible for our getting to and from the Moon, yeah!
And if you are first learning about these incredible women, like I am, then we better do something about getting the word out.We need to make an effort to show that our girls, our women, our wives and our daughters are used to doing more than what has been expected of them. The problem is that so little is expected of them! When a Girl gets something right she is considered an anomaly.
Girls in the spotlight
When she gets something wrong, meaning that it’s not working yet, they sometimes get the feedback “we gave you a chance AND?” Similarly to the focus on Marissa Mayer not being able to turn Yahoo around as if boys would have done a better job? By my count Yahoo CEO’s it’s 5 boys vs. 2 girls which suggest that the problem is not gender.
We like to give significance to being the 1st, which has often meant that others have never been acknowledged, invited in or accepted in.
Over the next twelve months, If you’ve got a story about a woman who has not gotten the recognition she should have, be it a public person or someone who you know personally and think she deserves the spotlight I would love to publish that story here and have it be a part of our countdown to our 10th Positively Powerful Woman Awards event June 10th 2017.
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