Hidden Figures and ITSMF
By Carla Ogunrinde, ITSMF Chairperson
February 2, 2017
Before the Oscar-nominated film, Hidden Figures, hit theaters, the words “black,” “women,” engineering,” “mathematics,” and “space race” would have seldom been organized into a single, coherent, and comprehensible sentence. But, thanks to Margot Lee Shetterly who authored the compelling novel the film is based on, those words now inspire a new way of thinking about the often-overlooked women who made a significant impact on the historic moments we honor today.