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8 Women Whose Inventions Changed the World

by Black America Web

Established in 1911, International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women from all around the world. The day also focuses on a call to action for accelerating gender parity and setting agendas and goals in achieving these targets.

In honor of the day being held on March 8th, we are highlighting eight outstanding women whose contributions to science, tech, medicine and more helped revolutionize the world as we know it.

8 Women Whose Inventions Changed the World 
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1. Valeria Thomas

Valeria Thomas

Source:J. Bachelor

Inventor of the illusion transmitter, we have Valerie Thomas to thank for the 3D technology we enjoy today. The technology was adopted by NASA and has since been used in surgery as well as the production of television and video screens.

2. Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

Source:J. Bachelor

Born into a Jewish family, Lamarr not only escaped the Nazis to become a Hollywood star — she also developed a system to protect torpedoes from German U-boat fire during World War II. Her work paved the way for the modern invention of WiFi, GPS and bluetooth.

3. Dr. Patricia Bath

Dr. Patricia Bath

Source:J. Bachelor

Bath invented a device and technique for cataract surgery known as laserphaco. In addition to her groundbreaking discovery, Dr. Bath was the first woman ophthalmologist to be appointed to the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine Jules Stein Eye Institute.

4. Evelyn Berezin

Evelyn Berezin

Source:J. Bachelor

A computer designer, Evelyn Berezin was responsible for the first computer-driven word processor. But her contributions to society didn’t stop there: She also worked on computer-controlled systems for airline reservations.

5. Letiita Greer

Letiita Greer


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