Women have been making significant contributions to science since the earliest times. Despite this, women still find themselves encountering “roadblocks” to success. Whilst progress toward closing the gender gap in STEM has been made, women continue to be underrepresented across scientific fields.
We interviewed nine prominent females working in various scientific disciplines and asked their opinion on what could be done to help combat gender inequality and encourage the next generation of female scientists into the field.
You can find out more about these women and their inspiring stories by downloading the Women in Science eBook and reading their full interviews
The other thing is just to take women more seriously. To not discount something just because a woman said it, or a woman wrote it.”
Run your own race. And if your race finds you driven to explore the world we live in, you might want to start embracing your future as a scientist.”
…I have learned from resilient women around me that one needs to persist until those ideas one feels passionate about see the light of day.”