The movie Hidden Figures is the true story of three African-American women working at NASA who played integral roles in one of the greatest achievements in history: launching the first American into space.
Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson broke barriers at NASA—not just for being women but for being African-American in an industry dominated by white men. After all, it was Johnson’s calculations that were key in John Glenn’s successful orbit landing.
Krystal D. Carter knows something about breaking barriers. As an African-American woman in the enterprise software industry, she has felt the unintended effects of being a woman of color in a field where women of color make up of only 3% of employees.