In the Open University [where we work] there has been more interest in doing somthing to celebrate International Women’s Day this year than ever before. Some of us from the GST team got involved in producing an interactive website to celebrate 60 of the most influential women of the last 100 years.
See The Real Wonder Women
We made sure that there was a good representation of women who worked in STEM. We also wanted to note the women – who although not qualified in STEM – made important contributions to it – so we have Hedy Lamar in our ‘Science’ list (do you know what she did?). And we wanted to note the importance of science education in backgrounds some of our most influential women who pursued other careers. Which two important female politicians of the last 100 years had degrees in Science ? If you don’t know you can find them by reading the biographies in our list.
Let us know which women we did not include that you would have included if you had created the list? Who have we missed?
Also please let us know what things you and your organisation have been doing for International Women’s Day.