Sudha Murthy – Computer scientist, engineer and philanthropist

“I went there on the stage and the 3,000 of them, who were now leading normal lives, wanted to hear from me and I was absolutely speechless. The tears started to flow and I quoted a shloka (passage) from Ramayana: ‘God… don’t make me rich, don’t make me beautiful, don’t make me a queen. If at all you want to give me anything, give me a soft heart and a strong hand, so I can wipe the tears of others.’ At that moment, I realised why I was born, and it gave me a tremendous amount of peace.”Sudha Murthy on her speech to a group of 3000 rehabilitated sex workers, whom she helped escape abuse through her philanthropic efforts

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Sudha Murthy in front of the Infosys Foundation logo [11]
Name: Sudha Murthy (born Kulkarni)

Life: Born 19th August 1950 (age 69), Karnataka

Degrees:

B.E. in Electrical Engineering (KLE Technological University)

M.E. in Computer Science (Indian Institute of Science)

Occupation: Computer scientist and engineer, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation [1][2][4]

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Farida Bedwei – Software Engineer

Farida Bedwei

“So much has been done with our resources, it has been done before. All we have to do is to look around us”. – Farida Bedwei in her TED talk on “Solving African problems in our own way”. – Farida Bedwei [4]

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Name: Farida Nana Efua Bedwei

Life: 06/04/79 (age 39 at time of writing)

Born: Lagos, Nigeria

Degree(s):

One year Computer Science course, St. Michael Information Technology centre

MSc Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire

Certificate in Project Management, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

Occupation: Software Engineer, Co-Founder of Logiciel

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Katherine Johnson – Mathematician and Space Scientist

Katherine Johnson 

 

“We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics”. – Katherine Johnson on the fundamentality of STEM

 

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Name: Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson

Life: Born 26th August 1918 (100 years old at time of writing).

Degrees:

B.S.: (summa cum laude) in Mathematics and French, West Virginia State College

Occupation: Physicist and mathematician who is known for calculating the trajectories for many NASA missions.

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