Supporting Women Founders, Women Investors and the Future of Venture Capital
By Nihal Mehta, Founding General Partner & The Eniac Team
Today is International Women’s Day, and my team and I are proud to honor and celebrate the Women’s Empowerment Movement.
Championing women has always been part of Eniac’s commitment.
Going back to our time at UPenn, we were inspired by all the people that helped design, build and operate ENIAC. Almost forgotten in recent history, were the six women — Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, Jean Jennings Bartik, Frances Snyder Holberton, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Frances Bilas Spenceand Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum — that actually first programmed the machine. The “Computers,” as they were nicknamed at the time, were recruited as top mathematicians and many of them went on to teach programming and develop some of the earliest tools for software engineers.