Ada Lovelace Day 2009 – Caroline Haslett

I promised to make a blog post for Ada Lovelace Day. Here it is – sorry it’s short:

I was named after Caroline Haslett, because my mother admired her. Caroline Haslett was an Englishwoman who trained as an electrical engineer during the First World War. After the war, she got a job organising the Women’s Engineering Society and, a few years later, she co-founded the Electrical Association for Women. She was a pioneer for women in the electrical and professional world. Her particular interest was electricity, and how this might benefit women by liberating them from household drudgery. In the early 1920s, few houses had electric light or heating, let alone electrical appliances; the National Grid was not yet in existence.
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There’s plenty of information about Caroline Haslett on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Haslett

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