Female Electrical Engineers

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 1 
Edith Clarke
(Electrical Engineer)

Edith Clarke
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Birthdate: February 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Howard County
Died: October 29, 1959

 2 
Lisa Su
(Entrepreneur)

Lisa Su
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Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

Born in Taiwan, Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, moved to the US at age 3. Lisa eventually earned a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT. Named to the Forbes America’s Self-Made Women 2020 list, she is also the first woman recipient of the IEEE Robert Noyce Medal.

 3 
Judith Resnik
(Engineer)

Judith Resnik
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Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: January 28, 1986

Judith Resnik was an American software engineer, electrical engineer, pilot, biomedical engineer, and NASA astronaut. She was the fourth woman and the first Jewish woman in space, logging 145 hours in orbit. Resnik, who died during the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, received several posthumous honors. Judith Resnik’s life and career inspired the 1990 TV movie Challenger.

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Hertha Ayrton
(Engineer)

Hertha Ayrton
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Birthdate: April 28, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portsea Island, England
Died: August 26, 1923

Hertha Ayrton was a British engineer,  physicist, mathematician, and inventor. She is remembered for her work on electric arcs and ripple marks in sand and water, for which she was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society. As a woman in the 19th century, she had to face innumerable struggles in her career. She was also a passionate suffragist. 

 5 
Ellen Ochoa
(Engineer)

Ellen Ochoa
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Birthdate: May 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ellen Ochoa is an American engineer and classical flautist. A former astronaut, Ochoa was the first Hispanic woman in space. In 2012, she became the first Hispanic director of Johnson Space Center. Ochoa has won several prestigious awards including NASA's Distinguished Service Medal and Space Flight Medals. In 2017, she was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame.

 6 
Lynn Conway
(Transgender Activist & Computer Scientist Who Initiated The Mead-Conway VLSI Chip Design Revolution)

Lynn Conway
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Birthdate: January 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States

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Jessica Fridrich
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Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Ostrava, Czech Republic
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 8 
Muriel Tramis
(Video game designer, Electrical engineer)

Muriel Tramis
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Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Martinique

 9 
Sandra Cauffman
(Electrical engineer)

Sandra Cauffman
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Birthdate: May 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Costa Rica

 10 
Claire F. Gmachi
(University teacher, Engineer)

Claire F. Gmachi
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Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria

An electrical engineer professor at the Princeton Institute of Materials, Claire F. Gmachi is best known for her research on quantum devices, such as lasers, and their use in the health and environment sectors. She also heads the education program of MIRTHE, a group of 6 universities, as its director.

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Gada Kadoda
(Electrical Engineer)

Gada Kadoda
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sudan

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Marta Molinas
(Electrical engineer)

Marta Molinas
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Birthdate: June 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Antonio, Paraguay