The Women of Hidden Figures

Not many people know how Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson helped develop the NASA space program. “As a storyteller, I’m always looking for new, interesting different stories that haven’t been told before,” said Mimi Valdes, executive producer of the film Hidden Figures, who spoke during a panel at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). “How did we not know these women were intricate in America winning the space race?”

Now, the story of these revolutionary African American women is finally being brought to the big screen. “It’s really awesome when Hollywood can tell different kinds of stories and our responsibility is to make sure that diversity exists and all kinds of different stories get told,” Valdes said.

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  1. Crystal Greene

    African American women (and women in general) are doing great things in technology. There is no shortage of these pioneers and they should be recognized monthly. Let’s change the dynamic and show the world who we really are. We will no longer be “hidden” or pushed aside. We are, and should be considered, KNOWN figures. Ladies, thank you for your bravery and diligence.