Charlottesville Women in Tech (CWIT) was honored to host Smart Women Got it Done at the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book on Thursday, March 22nd.
Smart Women Got it Done, a 90-minute talk with author of Code Girls, Liza Mundy, was facilitated by CWIT Vice President, Kim Wilkens. Liza Mundy is a former staff writer for the Washington Post. She is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Michelle: A Biography, and writes for The Atlantic and Politico.
Code Girls shares the story of thousands of American women recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy to serve as codebreakers, facing sexism and misogyny while keeping their involvement a secret. The Washington Post described Code Girls as, “Irresistible… We owe Mundy gratitude for rescuing these hidden figures from obscurity. Even more valuable is her challenge to the myth of the eccentric, inspired, solitary male genius, like Alan Turing.”