Introduced by Georgina Ferry
A fascinating history of incredible female pioneers, hidden figures in science and technology, who have led the way.
50 Women in Technology also includes interviews with contemporary women of achievement working in the wide ranging fields of technology today.
Women have used and made tools for thousands of years and yet their success in the field of technology is often overlooked.
For every Elon Musk sending rockets into space, there’s a Katherine Johnson working behind the scenes at NASA, a hidden figure in the backroom whose story needs to be told.
50 Women in Technology sheds light on the work of forgotten pioneers who defied expectations and broke new ground in a range of disciplines from gaming to genetics, medicine to mathematics, astronomy to IT.
Also includes 25 exclusive interviews with contemporary women in tech, who are at the forefront of discovery in the world of technology today.
About the author
Georgina is a science writer, biographer, author and broadcaster. She lives in Oxford, UK, and writes about science and scientists past and present. She writes mainly about the life sciences, then and now, and also has a particular interest in women in science. She is fascinated by the lives of scientists and their interactions with the society in which they live.
Since 2018 she has made something of a speciality of writing scientific obituaries which include: Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life (Granta 1998); The Common Thread: A story of science, politics, ethics and the human genome with John Sulston (Bantam 2002); A computer called LEO: Lyons Teashops and the world’s first office computer (Fourth Estate 2003); Max Perutz and the Secret of Life (Chatto & Windus 2007); EMBO in perspective: A half-century in the life sciences (EMBO 2014)
Georgina Ferry – Science writer (longferry.co.uk)
Reviews of previous work:
‘The story of [Max’s search for scientific enlightenment] is the substance of this engrossing biography by Georgina Ferry, who is rapidly turning into the most interesting science writer going.’ (The Guardian)
‘Unputdownable stuff… it is an insider’s story of one of the century’s greatest technopolitical ventures.’ (The Times)
‘Georgina Ferry gives us a genuinely illuminating account of Hodgkin’s life, neatly balancing the personal with the scientific.’ (Times Literary Supplement)
‘Ferry tells the tale of Leo with her usual crisp style… The book weaves a very human tale with strands of scientific and social history’ (The Guardian)