International Woman’s Day is upon us once again, and what a year for women it’s been. From the #MeToo movement to focusing on gender diversity in the workplace, women everywhere are speaking out and speaking loud about the issues that matter most to them. To celebrate this momentous day, we asked the Connected Space employees about the women who inspire them to be the best versions of themselves possible.
ABBAS: KATHERINE JOHNSON
“She’s an African-American mathematician who contributed to the United States’ aeronautics and space programs in the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. One of the flights she worked on was the 1969 Apollo mission to moon, and her calculations were vital to the success of the mission. The 2016 film ‘Hidden Figures’ included her life’s achievements and her story, and she’s now immortalised in doll form for future generations of children to be inspired by what she did. She overcame such difficult obstacles, and is ultra-modest, super smart, and she benefited mankind for the future. Truly inspirational.”
JOE: MARIE CURIE
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