List of famous female engineers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female engineers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being engineers. There are thousand of females working as engineers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic engineers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a engineer then the people below should give you inspiration.
The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Galina Petrovna Chadova and Theresa Sparks.While this isn't a list of all female engineers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female engineers?" and "Who are the best female engineers?"
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American inventor and film actress. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy, she fled her husband and secretly moved to Paris. While there, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s. Mayer and the studio cast her in glamorous parts alongside popular leading men, and promoted her as the "world's most beautiful woman." During her film career, Lamarr co-invented the technology for spread spectrum and frequency hopping communications with composer George Antheil. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 86 (1914-2000)
Birthplace: Vienna, Austriasee more on Hedy Lamarr
Marissa Ann Mayer is the current president and CEO of Yahoo!, a position she has held since July 2012. Previously, she was a long-time executive, usability leader, and key spokesperson for Google. In 2014 Mayer was ranked sixth on the list of America's 40 under 40 as well as the 16th most powerful business woman in the world in 2014 according to the same publication. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsinsee more on Marissa Mayer
Carol Jean Vorderman MBE RAFVR is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008. Vorderman's career took off in 1982 when she joined Channel 4 game show Countdown. She co-hosted the show most recently with Des O'Connor; before that Vorderman was co-host with Des Lynam and Richard Whiteley. She left the show in 2008 and was replaced by Rachel Riley. Whilst appearing on Countdown, Vorderman began presenting other shows for various broadcasters including Better Homes and The Pride of Britain Awards for ITV, as well as guest hosting shows such as Have I Got News for You, The Sunday Night Project and Lorraine. Vorderman ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Bedford, United Kingdomsee more on Carol Vorderman
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. Because of this, she is regarded as the first computer programmer. Lovelace was born 10 December 1815 as the only child of the poet Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella Byron. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 37 (1815-1852)
Birthplace: London, United Kingdomsee more on Ada Lovelace