Famous female inventors


OK, to be honest... on this page you will merely find a few female inventors, but please feel free to search the web for "female inventors" and you will find many more. You can also search for the names of the ladies that are on this small list and find much more information and details on the web!

Marie Curie Skłodowska Curie was a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields.

Sarah Breedlove African-American entrepreneur, inventor of beauty and hair care products for black women, America’s first female self-made millionaire.

Hedy Lamarr Austrian-born American film actress and inventor of Secret Communication System that led to the development of Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

Katharine Burr Blodgett American scientific researcher, inventor of Invisible Glass.

Edith Clarke American electrical engineer, inventor of Clarke calculator.

Nancy Johnson Nancy Maria Donaldson Johnson invented the hand-cranked ice-cream maker and was awarded the first US patent in 1843.

Grace Hopper Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. She joined the Harvard Mark I team in 1944 and was one of the first programmers of the Havard Mark I computer. Hopper was a pioneer of computer programming and invented one of the first linkers. She popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL. Inventor of the first computer language compiler.

Lynn Conway American computer scientist, electrical engineer, co-inventor of multiple-out-of-order dynamic instruction scheduling, scalable design rules for VLSI chip design, internet e-commerce infrastructure for rapid chip prototyping.

Mary Anderson Mary Elizabeth Anderson was an American real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist and inventor of the windshield wiper blade.

Lizzy Maggie Charles Darrow is often credited with the creation of Monopoly, b ut the rules were in fact designed by Elizabeth Maggie, an American game designer, writer, feminist, abolitionist, and Georgist.

Harriet Williams Russell Strong Social activist, conservationist, inventor of a method for dam and reservoir construction, and another for impounding debris and storing water.

Stephanie Kwolek Stephanie Louise Kwolek was an American chemist who is known for inventing Kevlar, a material that has been used in bicycle tyres, racing sails, body armour, frying pans, armored cars, musical instruments and building construction.

Ada Lovelace English mathematician, writer, inventor of the first computer program. She wrote the instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s.

Olga D. Gonzalez-Sanabria Puerto Rican chemical engineer, scientist, and co-inventor of Long Cycle-Life Nickel-Hydrogen Batteries.

Mary Phelps Jacob American publisher, activist, writer, inventor of the bra.

Ruth Handler American businessperson and inventor of Barbie Doll.

Josephine Cochrane American entrepreneur, inventor of the automatic dishwasher.

Patricia Bath African-American scientist, ophthalmologist, academic and inventor. She is known for inventing a tool and procedure for the removal of cataracts using a laser beam called the Laserphaco probe.

Melitta Bentz German entrepreneur, inventor of coffee filter.

Bette Nesmith Graham American typist, inventor of typewriter correction fluid.

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