GPS To WiFi: 9 Everyday Luxuries Invented By Women

From GPS to windshield wipers, the everyday luxuries that were invented by women. Feature Image: Gladys West (L), Margaret Knight (C), Janaki Ammal (R)

Janaki Ammal: Sweet Sugarcane

Botanist Janaki Ammal's contribution has given us sweeter sugar and also a path to foray into the field of science. (Image: Scientific Women)

Marian Croak: Voice Over Internet Protocols

Croak's innovation gave us technology like Zoom and FaceTime. She is presently the Vice President of Engineering at Google. (Image: USC Viterbi)

Josephine Cochrane: Dishwasher

Cochrane invented the first successful hand-powered dishwasher, which she designed and then constructed with mechanic George Butters. (Image: Lottie Dolls)

Gladys West: Contributed To The GPS

West's mathematical modeling of the shape of the Earth, were incorporated into the development of the Global Positioning System (GPS). (Image: Scientific Women)

Alice H Parker: Gas Heater

In 1919, American inventor Alice Parker created the gas heater/furnace. (Image: Parker & Sons)

Melitta Bentz: Coffee Filter

In 1908, German entrepreneur Melitta Bentz invented the coffee filter, simple product that has made our mornings happier. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Hedy Lamarr: Co-Founded WiFi

In 1941, actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr grabbed the patent for the frequency-hopping technology, laying the foundation for WiFi and Bluetooth.

Margaret Knight: Flat-Bottom Paper Bags

The American inventor made shopping more convenient by founding the Eastern Paper Bag Company in 1870. (Image: Lottie Dolls)

Mary Anderson: Windshield Wiper

Mary Elizabeth Anderson was an American real estate developer, rancher, viticulturist. She invented the windshield wiper in 1905. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)