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Ida Holz

Ida Holz Bard, a pioneer in the field of computing and the Internet, was born on January 30, 1935 in Uruguay. Her early experiences in Israel and Uruguay shaped her remarkable career. She became part of the first generation of Uruguayan computer science students and later led the development of the Internet in Uruguay. Her commitment to autonomy and self-determination in the realm of the Internet made her a respected figure. Holz Bard’s groundbreaking work and dedication have left an indelible mark on technology and women’s empowerment.

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Irma Avegno

Irma Avegno (1881-1913) was an Uruguayan woman who defied societal norms, excelling in finance and horse racing. Her significant involvement in typically male-dominated activities, along with her openly acknowledged homosexuality, added to her reputation as a liberal and trailblazer. Tragically, she fled to Argentina to escape mounting debts and, ultimately, was found deceased under mysterious circumstances, with suicide recorded as the official cause of death. Avegno’s life represents resilience and determination in challenging the status quo.

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Esmeralda Mallada

Esmeralda Herminia Mallada Invernizzi, a renowned Uruguayan astronomer and professor, was born on January 10, 1937. She made significant contributions to the field of cosmography and her groundbreaking work in astronomy has earned her numerous accolades, including having an asteroid named after her. Esmeralda’s dedication to promoting astronomy and inspiring future generations of astronomers is truly remarkable.

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