I’ve posted about her before, but I think she’s so damn cool it’s worth another post:
“The 100th anniversary of the birth of programming language pioneer Grace Hopper was celebrated on 9 December. Widely credited as being the “mother” of the Cobol computer language her work was hugely influential.

Her inspiration was to create a computer language that read more like real English rather than the tortuous machine code used by many other programming languages of the time.” BBC