Beach Walk 691 – Doing IT Around the World

I was recently invited to be one of 44 women in technology around the world who on August 11th, documented their day.

The goal, organized by Sonja Bernhardt, was to illustrate women in every time zone with diverse technology careers so as to inspire young women to choose tech as a career path. Visit the web site where you can download PDF versions of the women in each region, and a formal book is being published as well. The date was chosen as it is the anniversary of the awarding of a technology patent to Hedy Lamarr. Most of us know her as an actress, but she also helped invent technology that later was the basis of wifi! is the main site and here are some of my female colleagues. Please visit them too!

Claudia Morrell, MDWIT – Multinational Development of Women and Technology
Gillian Blackmore, Cyberaid Limited
Jamie Hatch, Commander, United States Pacific Fleet and Computer Sciences Corporation
Kate Ackerman, Green Tea Creative
Kim Sheree, B-free Pty Ltd
Mary E Black, Implementek
Pia Waugh, Waugh Partners
Sarah Ruth Ochieng, SkyData Ltd
Sonja Bernhardt, i.on my business

Hawaiian Word:
Wahine: woman

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  1. It’s great to hear about women in technology, particularly in history. I recently got involved with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (, which fosters young girls and encourages them to pursue technology careers.

    A lot of what women have to offer in technology shifts will continue to mold the future of communication; I’m very excited to be a part of it!

  2. Hi Shauna – yes though we have more and more women making progress there are lots of hidden barriers that we can still overtly address.