Imagine what the world’s progress could be if 50% of the human population was not suppressed throughout history…   Where could we be today?  Here are just 12 amazing women who – despite the odds – made significant contributions to science.

  1. Marie Curie – Physicist
  2. Rachel Carson – Marine biologist
  3. Rosalind Franklin – Chemist
  4. Maxine Singer – Molecular biologist
  5. Lise Meitner – Physicist
  6. Barbara McClintock – Cytogenetisist
  7. Rita Levi-Montalcini – Neurologist
  8. Jane Goodall – Primatologist
  9. Maria Mitchell – Astronomer
  10. Jocelyn Bell Burnell – Astronomer
  11. Shirley Ann Jackson – Physicist
  12. Mae Jemison – Astronaut

Women who rock at science (infographic)

Credit: Anita Rahman