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8 Black Female Inventors Who Will Inspire You to Think Big

Girls and women are given increasing opportunities to invent using code, 3D printing, and crowdsourced information. In 2013, seven-year-old Zora Ball became the youngest person to create a mobile game app. 20-year-old Maddy Maxey works at the intersection of fashion and technology, and she’s creating responsive clothing that will help keep people warm.

Creative young women like Zora and Maddy are preceded by an older group of inventive women, and for Black History Month, we’re highlighting African-American female inventors who change the way we live today. Click through the slideshow above to learn about their accomplishments.


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