"Lovelace's legacy is twofold... :
Lovelace's achievements are often questioned, unfairly in my opinion, and her flaws used to undermine her accomplishments. This is sadly something that many women still experience, and the use of Lovelace as a figurehead not just for Ada Lovelace Day but for many, many other events and celebrations shows that she is an inspiring figure, no matter how she's depicted by her detractors. She shows us that women can indeed prevail, and that we can be successful in any field. "-Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of Ada Lovelace Day, during student email interview 
Ada Lovelace authored the first computer program and ingeniously intertwined liberal arts and technology. As a technological visionary, her ideas stand as the foundation for modern computer programming and technology. Lovelace defied the expectations of society more than a hundred years ago, creating a legacy that galvanizes women's contributions to science and technology.