Ada Lovelace gets a poor showing sometimes because although a romantic figure, there's not the evidence to point to and say 'she did that'. But as a symbol of women in technology and as a bridge between the literary and scientific sets could be a justification as an early communicator?. Her 'social' network included
Charles Wheatstone - influential but a bit of a sod over claiming IP that wasn't necessarily his to claim?
De Morgan - her tutor
Brewster - optics
Faraday - nuff said
Perhaps a hypothetical soiree of the above could be considered.