Famous Female Programmers

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Which female programmer is referred to as "the (grand)mother of COBOL" (common business-oriented language)?
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The world's largest women in tech conference is named after her.
1. Ellen Ochoa
2. Yoky Matsuoka
3. Grace Hopper
4. Evelyn Boyd Granville
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Ellen Ochoa
Ellen Ochoa (born May 10, 1958) is an American engineer, former astronaut and former Director of the Johnson Space Center. In 1993, Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman in the world to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery. As Chief of the Intelligent Systems Technology Branch at Ames, she supervised 35 engineers and scientists in the research and development of computational systems for aerospace missions.
Yoky Matsuoka
Yoky Matsuoka is the VP of Technology and Analytics at Twitter, and formerly the Vice President of Technology at Nest, where she was in charge of UX and the learning aspects of Nest's thermostat. Previously, she was an associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, director of that university's Neurobotics Laboratory, director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering.
Grace Hopper
Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers. She popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL, an early high-level programming language still in use today.
Evelyn Boyd Granville
Evelyn Boyd Granville (born May 1, 1924) was the second African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics from an American University. She earned it in 1949 from Yale University. She worked on various projects for the Apollo program, including celestial mechanics, trajectory computation, and "digital computer techniques".