If you do not know what International Women’s Day is: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/
Start planning your blog posts for Ada Lovelace day now (March 24th, http://findingada.com/ Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science.)
To that end, I would like to point out all the women currently in science and tech fields that I admire and think are doing great things. I think it would be great if everyone, male or female, made a list like this:
The women that have taught me science/tech along the way:
Mary Lou Ciavarra (Physics)
Maria Petretti (Pre-Algebra, and Academic Decathlon)
Reneé Fishman (Biology)
Lisa Acquaire (Economics during Academic Decathlon)
Though Brandeis does have female faculty in the Computer Science department, I did not manage to have any classes with female Computer Science faculty members.
And to folks in the greater MySQL/tech community and tech co-workers past and present, especially those I have been inspired and helped by: Tracy Gangwer, Selena Deckelmann (Postgres), Amy Rich, Anne Cross, and more (If I have forgotten you, I apologize!).