Daily Archives: October 24, 2012

Women In Engineering, Computer Science, Technology, Hall Of Fame – Infographic

Did you know that Ada Lovelace, a computer scientist from England, is considered to be the first computer programmer? With her code-like language, she created a model for Charles Babbage’s analytical engine in the mid-1800s.

Nearly two centuries later, there are some very impressive women working in technology, such as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. However, women still only make up just 25% of the workforce in STEM — that is, science, technology, engineering and mathematics — careers.

This infographic takes a look at some of the brilliant ladies whose contributions to the STEM fields are an inspiration to all women — and men.

SEE ALSO: STEM Careers: The Need to Get More Women Involved From the Start

Take a look at this Hall of Fame for women in tech, science, engineering and math, created by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; then, let us know how you think we can encourage more women and girls to enter STEM careers in the comments section.

Source: Mashable.com, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Facebook’s Sunny Third-Quarter Results – Infographic

Facebook reported its third-quarter earnings on Tuesday and to the surprise and delight of Wall Street, the results were not terrible.

In fact, there’s reason to be optimistic that the company is adapting to its fast-growing mobile user base. Key statistics in this regard include the company’s assertion that $3 million a day in revenues now come from mobile ads and that mobile advertising makes up 14% of overall revenues.

As Statista‘s chart below shows, mobile is contributing to a picture of continued growth at Facebook.

Source: Mashable.com, Statista