Women

Harriett G. Jenkins

Mrs. Harriett G. Jenkins served as the assistant administrator for equal opportunity programs at NASA.

Dr. Valerie Taylor

Dr. Valerie Taylor is the CEO and President of the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT (CMD-IT) and Director of the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

Dr. Marie M. Daly

Dr. Marie Maynard Daly was the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry in the U.S.

Katherine Johnson

Mrs. Katherine Johnson was employed as a “computer” at NASA, the term given to women who performed mathematical calculations for NASA engineers.

Dr. Casonya Johnson

Dr. Casonya Johnson is currently the Head of the Department of Biology at James Madison University.

Alice Ball

Ms. Alice Ball developed the first successful treatment for leprosy.