08/06/2014 09:54 am ET

15 Trailblazing Women And How They Made the Internet

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Another day in the world, another diversity report from a tech company that is overwhelmingly not diverse. In fact, women only make up 12% of computer science graduates in 2012, a massive decline from 37% in 1985. Reasons for this trend abound, but I think a small part of it is the historical erasure and downplaying of outstanding women in the field.

To fill that niche and rectify the past a little, I’ve assembled this list of 15 pioneering women in the history of computer science and early web.

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