The women who paved the way for modern scientific exploration exemplify the pioneering spirit. They grappled not only with fundamental questions of the universe, but with discrimination and societal constraints that often stripped them of scientific credit.
Listen to women from across the Administration tell the stories of their personal heroes across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The page is from the archived Obama White House web site.
Check out this directory of statistical sources to serve as a resource for discussions of women in science and engineering. It's provided by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.