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Margot Lee Shetterly was born in Hampton, Virginia in 1969. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. After college she worked in investment banking for several years. Her other career moves have included working in the media industry for the website Volume vis mere .com, publishing an English language magazine, Inside Mexico; marketing consultant in the Mexican tourism industry; and writing. Hidden Figures is her first book, a New York Times Bestseller and was optioned for a feature film. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Fødselsdato
1969
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Hampton, Virginia, USA
Bopæl
Hampton, Virginia, USA
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Mexico
Uddannelse
University of Virginia
Phoebus High School
Erhverv
investment banker
author
Relationer
Shetterly, Aran (husband)
Organisationer
The Human Computer Project
Agent
Mackenzie Brady Watson
Jason Richman
Kort biografi
Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (William Morrow/HarperCollins) and the founder of The Human Computer Project, an endeavor that is recovering the names and accomplishments of all of the women who worked as computers, mathematicians, scientists and engineers at the NACA and NASA from the 1930s through the 1980s. 

She is a Hampton, Virginia native, University of Virginia graduate, an entrepreneur, and an intrepid traveler who spent 11 years living in Mexico, currently living in Charlottesville, VA.

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Picture book format. Includes timeline, author’s note, and brief biographies
 
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VillageProject | 56 andre anmeldelser | Feb 13, 2024 |
I love learning about women, and minority women especially, absolutely crushing it and just being invaluable in untold ways. These women are so impressive, not just for their race or gender but for the spectacular grasp on math that they had. They were brilliant clearly intimidating to their white male coworkers. I felt like their stories didn't have the teeth I expected, so it wasn't quite as gripping as I had hoped. Not that I want anyone to relive their racial trauma, but it was a surprisingly civil work environment for the time? I have to imagine they left a lot of the pain out of their stories to remain more palatable.… (mere)
 
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KallieGrace | 188 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
So to be fair I bought this on audible when I had to use a credit quickly and given the "Hollywood" cover I assumed it was a narrative... oops! Once I got over the initial shock of it being very nonfiction research I did enjoy learning about these amazing women and all they accomplished in so many areas. Since I listened to the book keeping the stories straight as the author hopped around the different women was difficult.
 
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hellokirsti | 188 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
I should have loved this book. I wanted to love this book. It tells us of extraordinary women breaking boundaries of math, science, race, sexism, and culture through their brains and grit and determination and the brilliance to recognize an opportunity and drive the wedge of themselves into it and make a place for themselves and their children to follow. Unfortunately, the storytelling is so dry and the narrative so disconnected that I really struggled with it. Perhaps this would have been better in a bound version than audio, I don’t know. Nevertheless, I recommend making the effort. I’d never heard of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, or Christine Darden before, and that’s a damn shame. I’m glad I know their stories now.

Audiobook, borrowed from my public library. Robin Miles provides an excellent performance.
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Doodlebug34 | 188 andre anmeldelser | Jan 1, 2024 |

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