Women Who Invent

GoldieBlox: Move over boys, girls build too!

By |December 30th, 2015|

I’m so glad that GoldieBlox was invented. A couple of years ago I attended my niece’s graduation ceremony. She had just completed an undergraduate degree […]

Elsie MacGill Invents New Airplane

By |November 30th, 2015|

Elsie MacGill once said, “I was always a sort of Miss Fix-it around the house. I was interested in radio work so I started out […]

Grace Murray Hopper Invents the Computer Compiler, 1943

By |September 25th, 2015|

Computer technology took a huge leap forward when American and pioneer computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper invented the first compiler, which laid the ground work […]

Ruth Wakefield Invents the Chocolate Chip Cookie

By |September 25th, 2015|

Many accidental inventions have occurred in kitchens, including the invention of the tasty chocolate chip cookie.

Ruth Wakefield (1903-1977) and her husband owned the Toll House […]

Olivia Poole Invents the Jolly Jumper, 1910

By |September 25th, 2015|

Olivia Poole (1889-1975) proves the old adage that “necessity is the mother of invention.”

In the early 1950s, Olivia was a mother of seven young children, […]