Linda Liukas from Finland has set out to inspire young women with technological knowledge to build awesome tools. She advocates technology as a world of beauty and possibility. When she launched a Kickstarter project to raise money for a children’s book, she got USD 380,000 within a few months. Rails Girls, her non-profit foundation, teaches programming to women around the globe. Liukas became interested in programming at age 13, when she built a fan site dedicated to her teenage crush, Al Gore.