Celebrating Women's History Month

At Nasdaq, our purpose is to champion inclusive growth and prosperity. In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating pioneers and trailblazers working in business and tech who are a part of Nasdaq and beyond.

Leading the Way

Celebrating Pioneering Women of Tech & Business

  • Computer Scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral

    Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was a computer pioneer and naval officer. She received a master’s degree (1930) and a Ph.D. (1934) in mathematics from Yale. One of the first three modern “programmers,” Hopper is best known for her trailblazing contributions to the development of computer languages. Known as irreverent, sharp-tongued, and brilliant, she enjoyed long and influential careers in both the U.S. Navy and the private sector.

    “Humans are allergic to change,” she once said. “They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.” Her pioneering attitude extended throughout her career. She worked on UNIVAC I – the first commercial computer in the U.S. – and is also credited with coining the term ‘computer bug.’ Hopper also invented FLOW-MATIC – the first English-like data processing language – which sparked the development of COBOL, which became the Navy’s standard operating language.
    Grace Hopper

In honor of Women’s History Month, we highlight members of Nasdaq's employee resource group WIN (Women In Nasdaq), which brings together over 900 global members to further their mission of engaging, educating, and empowering professionals across our organization. Through stories of women paving the way, we learn about their diverse backgrounds, roles and what it means to be an ally of this community.

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