Dr. Gace Hopper was a U.S. Navy Admiral that helped invent some the the early programming languages. She is most famously associated with the Common Business-Oriented Language (COBOL), which was based on the FLOW-MATIC language that she designed back in 1958. Hopper was convinced that if programming were produced in a form that anyone could read, then there would be more programmers. It turns out that she was right.
She is also known for being the firdt to use the term “debugging” for fixing computer problems/glitches.