10 Most Powerful Women in IT - An IT Pioneer

By eweek  |  Posted 2007-08-24 Print this article Print
10 Most Powerful Women in IT - An IT Pioneer
Grace Hopper (Dec. 9, 1906 - Jan. 1, 1992)

No list of powerful women in IT could be complete without mentioning Grace Hopper, a true pioneer, not just as a woman in a man's world, but as a brilliant computer scientist at every level. She is credited with inventing, among others, the code compiler and the COBOL programming language. She received the National Medal of Technology in 1991.

Here is our list of the 10 most powerful women in the IT industry. Plus one who is no longer with us, but whose absence would disqualify any list that omitted her.

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