It’s Women’s History Month, a time to honor the contributions of women throughout history and their ongoing struggle for equality. To celebrate the occasion, you can now play chess against some of the women who fought for a better and more equitable world—and learn more about their accomplishments too! Head to our Play Computer page to play against Jane Goodall, Hedy Lamarr, Ada Lovelace, Mary Jackson, and Malala Yousafzai.
For this edition of our monthly bots, we asked for the help of special guests to bring the bots to life. As you play, enjoy the dialogue written by streamers LulaRobs and JulesGambit, and Chess.com writer Lydia Ibrahim.
Below you can learn more about each bot and the important women they’re celebrating.
Jane Goodall is a distinguished primatologist and conservationist from Britain. She has devoted more than six decades to trailblazing studies of chimpanzees in Tanzania.
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor. A Hollywood walk-of-famer, she is also famous for her work with frequency-hopping signals, a technology that paved the way for Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi.
Ada Lovelace was a 19th century writer and mathematician. She is often considered the first computer programmer for her work on the Analytical Engine, the world’s first computer.
Mary Jackson was the first black female engineer to work at NASA. The 2016 movie Hidden Figures celebrates her accomplishments as a trailblazer and leader.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani human rights activist known for championing girls’ education. In 2014, she became the youngest person to receive a Nobel Prize.
Which Women’s History Month bot are you looking forward to playing the most? Let us know in the comment section below!