2018 has witnessed the rise of incredible women in STEM who’ve used intelligence and revolutionary thinking to touch communities all around.
The ‘bitches near me’ search results are a testimony to how we use the internet and is reflective of our patriarchal and sexist cultures.
Many tech giants took a step forward to remove the gender gap in their organisations and have introduced programs for women in STEM.
The principles of science have often been manipulated and distorted to project male superiority, to snatch away choice and consent from women, to subjugate gender minorities.
These 7 Indian women paved paths for themselves in a male dominated field like STEM by proving to be brilliant in their respective fields.
Archana Sharma was a pioneer in the study of the structure of chromosomes, for which she developed new staining and pre-treatment techniques. Her contribution is not to be downplayed as these techniques were widely applicable and used by scientists worldwide.
Edward Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, hired a group of women referred to as women computers who did the cataloguing, computing and interpreting of data long before modern-day computers were invented.
On the International Day of Women & Girls in Science, did you know of the incredible women scientists who have launched missiles into space, worked towards the cure for cancer, combatted the spread of waterborne diseases, and contributed to the discovery of the God particle?
We organised a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Indian women in tech to increase the representation of women technologists in India and help reduce the gender gap on Wikipedia.
Kamala Sohonie was the first Indian woman to receive a PhD in a scientific discipline; in her case biochemistry.