Ada Lovelace is considered the mother of computer programming, yet there is a significant gender gap in the field founded by Ada in the 19th Century. Women make up more than half the workforce, but only about a quarter of computer science jobs. That divide is what inspired Ada Lovelace Day. It's a global celebration of women’s accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and math.
WBEZ's Tricia Bobeda discusses the importance of Ada Lovelace Day and what's being done to close the gender gap in the field of computer technology.