2 Lisa Nowak(Flight Engineer on Sts-121 and Former NASA Astronaut)
Former NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy captain Lisa Nowak was part of the STS-121 mission. She made headlines when she apparently attempted to kidnap Air Force captain Colleen Shipman, who was getting into a relationship with astronaut William Oefelein, who had previously dated Nowak. Nowak was subsequently dismissed from NASA.
3 Julie Payette(Governor General of Canada)
4 Zoe Quinn(Video Game Developer)
5 Judith Resnik(Engineer)
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.
6 Lisa Su(Entrepreneur)
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.
7 Emily Warren Roebling(Lady Who Guided The Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.)
Apart from being a socialite, Emily Warren Roebling was also a skilled engineer. She took over the reins of designing the Brooklyn Bridge when her husband, the chief engineer of the project, Washington Augustus Roebling, was rendered bedridden. She went against the grain and earned a law certificate, too.
8 Anousheh Ansari(American-Iranian engineer)
9 Stephanie Sheh(Voice actress known for notable voice roles include Hinata Hyuga in the Naruto franchise, Orihime Inoue in Bleach)
10 Jade Raymond(Known for helping create the Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs franchises)
Canadian video-game creator and former Ubisoft executive Jade Raymond is best known for creating the Assassin’s Creed game franchise. Also known for her Watch Dogs games, she has announced the creation of a Montreal-based personal studio, Haven Studios. She has previously worked with Google’s Stadia Games streaming service.
11 Ellen Ochoa(Engineer)
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.
12 Edith Clarke(Electrical Engineer)
13 Lillian Moller Gilbreth(Psychologist)
14 Samantha Cristoforetti(Astronaut, Aviator, Engineer)
15 Hertha Ayrton(Engineer)
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.
16 MiMi Aung(Engineer)
17 Karen L. Nyberg(Astronaut, Engineer)
18 Radia Perlman(Computer Network Engineer)
19 Lynn Conway(Transgender Activist & Computer Scientist Who Initiated The Mead-Conway VLSI Chip Design Revolution)
20 Anna Murphy(Musician and audio engineer)
While she gained recognition with the folk metal band Eluveitie, which she joined at age 16, Swiss musician Anna Murphy later also led the 3-member folk rock band Cellar Darling. Born to opera singer parents, she was never a stranger to music. Proficient in hurdy-gurdy, she also plays the flute at times.
21 Nora Stanton Blatch Barney(Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights Activists)
One of the first female engineers in the US, Nora Stanton Blatch Barney was also a leading suffragist and the granddaughter of women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She was also the first woman to graduate in engineering from Cornell and sued the ASCE for denying her a full-membership.
22 Xeni Jardin(journalist)
23 Marie Bashir(Engineer, Psychiatrist, Physician, University teacher)
Marie Bashir created history when she became the first female governor of New South Wales. A doctor, too, she was initially associated with children’s hospitals and later focused on psychiatry. She also worked for the mentally ill and homeless people from the Aboriginal community of Australia.
24 Susan Helms(Air force officer, Astronaut, Engineer)
25 Vilma Espín Guillois(Cuban Revolutionary)
Vilma Espín Guillois was a Cuban revolutionary, chemical engineer, and feminist. She is best remembered as an adamant feminist who helped organize a vanguard revolutionary organization called 26th of July Movement, which later became a political party. Vilma Espín also helped establish the Federation of Cuban Women. She also advocated equal rights for women in all aspects of life.
26 Catherine Coleman(Chemist, Air force officer, Astronaut, Engineer)
27 Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet(Engineer)
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet is a French engineer, advocate, and public figure. A former politician, Kosciusko-Morizet was a member of parliament and also served as the mayor of Longjumeau. In 2012, she also served as Nicolas Sarkozy's spokesperson during the latter's presidential reelection campaign.
28 Winnie Byanyima(Engineer, Politician)
29 Betty Holberton(Computer scientist, Programmer)
30 Keren Ann(Singer-songwriter known for her song)
Keren Ann is a singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and engineer. In addition to playing the guitar, clarinet, and piano, Ann also writes and engineers musical and choir arrangements. Over the years, she has also contributed to the soundtrack of films like Thelma, Louise et Chantal and Yossi.
31 Jessica Fridrich(Educator)
32 Margaret Calvert(Graphic designer)
Graphic designer Margaret Calvert has created quite a name for herself, working with Jock Kinneir on projects such as the design of the road-signing system of the UK. She has also worked on signs at railway stations and airports, and the typeface on the website of the UK government.
33 Fionnghuala O'Reilly(Model)
34 Florence Devouard(Wikimedian co-founder)
Florence Devouard is a French engineer who served as the chair of the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation from 2006 to 2008. Since July 2008, Devouard has been serving on the advisory board of the Wikimedia Foundation. Devouard is also credited with co-founding Wikimedia France for which she received a knighthood in the French National Order of Merit.
35 Elsie MacGill(Aerospace Engineer)
36 Marsha Ivins(Astronaut, Engineer)
37 Elise Andrew(Blogger)
38 Asuman Özdağlar(Educator)
39 Eva Zeisel(Former industrial designer known for her work with ceramics, primarily from the period after she immigrated to the United States)
Born into an affluent and academic Hungarian Jewish family, Eva Zeisel was initially interested in painting and learned the art of ceramics to support her painting career. She eventually turned out to be a celebrated industrial designer who used ceramics to create useful things such as tableware and candleholders.
40 Claire Barratt(Archaeologist, Mechanical Engineer)
While she initially studied engineering, Claire Barratt later gained fame as an industrial archaeologist. She has a degree in conservation of industrial heritage. She also has a parallel career as a TV presenter and has been part of shows such as Salvage Squad and Britain's Secret Treasures.
41 Ruzena Bajcsy(Engineer)
42 Marina Popovich(Colonel)
43 Yvonne Brill(Rocket scientist)
44 Kathryn P. Hire(Astronaut)
45 Aleksandra Pivec(Politician)
46 Aïssata Issoufou Mahamadou(Chemist)
47 Kate Gleason(Mechanical Engineer)
Known as successful businesswoman, Catherine Anselm Gleason had many firsts to her credit. The first woman to study engineering at Cornell University, she later became the first female to become receiver of a bankrupt company and successfully restored it. Later, she also became the first female president of a national bank, and member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.