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Ada Lovelace is responsible for the first ever computer program, long before the computer even existed. This is the fifth year celebrating Lovelace, a Victorian mother-of-three whose annual day inspires more women to consider careers in technology. 

Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world's first computer programmer. 

Celebrating Ada's achievement today is about sharing stories of women in computing who have inspired others to dream big, share advice with each another and provide a sense of community. 

Here are some of the faces of Women in Tech and their stories, I encourage you to read more about their experiences including ways they feel we can bridge the gender gap in technology.