Inspiring Women in Engineering, Business and Leadership

Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth are a part of everyday life that we may take for granted – but someone had to invent them first. More than 50 years ago, each of these technologies was influenced by one person. The wireless communications industry includes the perfect example of Hedy Lamarr, who, while known to many as an actress in the 1940s, was also The Incredible Mind Behind Secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth as noted in Forbes. Today, we celebrate Lamarr and all women in the field during International Women in Engineering Day. Since 2013, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has raised awareness of the outstanding opportunities available to women and girls in engineering.

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