By JCVI Staff

Eleven female scientists whose research changed the world

Today is Women’s Equality Day and to celebrate, we are highlighting accomplishments made by women in science and technology. While these scientists were influential in advancing their fields and championing the fair treatment of women in science, currently women only make up 28% of the workforce in STEM fields, and the lack of female role models is cited as one of the causes of the gender gap. We hope learning more about these women will inspire young women and girls to pursue their love of science and technology.