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11 Innovative Women in Science

We're celebrating these trailblazers on International Women's Day.

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Celebrated for over a century, International Women’s Day (March 8) lauds the achievements of women worldwide. It’s also a call for gender parity. Because while women have been blazing new trails and making massive strides in every sphere imaginable, the World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t entirely close until 2186. And nowhere is gender disparity more blatantly evident than in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math, where women are vastly underrepresented. So to celebrate IWD, we're spotlighting 11 women in science who—despite the tremendous barriers they’ve had to face—have forged on to become some of the most brilliant innovators of our time.