Say Hello to our 5 Featured Influential Women of March

In honor of women’s history month we highlighted a different influential woman on social media each week. In case you missed one of these bios, or just want to see them all together in one place, we have compiled them into a list here.

Uma Chowdhry Chemist

Uma Chowdhry is a research scientist focused on material sciences. She was able to make ceramics that conduct electricity better than metals. Chowdhry contributed to the technologies at DuPont that are used in batteries, bio fuels, sustainable products, and more.   

Source: https://www.sciencehistory.org/historical-profile/uma-chowdhry  

Kamala Harris – 49th Vice President of the United States

We saw history be made this year when Kamala Harris was sworn into office as the first female, first Black American, and first South Asian American Vice President. Harris, among other women, are showing young women that they can achieve anything, leading to real change in the US. 

Kimberly Bryant – Electrical Engineer & Founder of Black Girls Code 

Kimberly Bryant is an electrical engineer who founded Black Girls Code in 2011. Black Girls Code has seven chapters in the US that have trained 3,000 girls so far. Bryant was honored as one of the “25 Most Influential African-Americans In Technology” by Business Insider. 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimberly_Bryant_(technologist)  

Nanibaa Garrison- Bioethicist and Geneticist

NanibaaGarrison -a bioethicist, geneticist, and associate professor from the Navajo Nation. Her award-winning work is focused on studying the health conditions and genetic research of indigionous peoples in the US.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanibaa%27_Garrison  

Cynthia Brazeal- Computer Scientist and Engineer

Cynthia Brazeal is an associate professor at MIT and the founder and director of the Personal Robotics Group at MIT Media Lab. She is an advocate for Social Robotics and Human Robotic Interaction and serves on several editorial boards relating to robotics and computer science. 

Source: https://cynthiabreazeal.media.mit.edu/bio/  

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