Hidden Figures

Colonial Theatre Phoenixville, PA


Darla Wolfe

Information Technologist

Hidden Figures— Because of them, we will!

Did you know that sonar research developed in the 1960s played an integral part in the development of GPS systems found in cars and cell phones today? Information Technologist Darla Wolfe addresses the impact of women and people of color on technological advancements past, present, and future.

Presented in partnership with The Fund for Women & Girls.

Colonial Theatre Phoenixville, PA

Film Synopsis

A team of African American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, three brilliant African American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — became the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and captivated the world.

About the Speaker

Darla Wolfe is an innovative executive who uses technology to drive business transformation and growth. She is passionate about bringing the power of tech to the forefront of society and believes access to STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, Math) education, especially among women and underserved populations is critical to driving ethical advances in technology.