4 Lessons From Female Scientists That Inspire Everyone

Every year, the United Nations celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science History on February 11. The day aims to bring attention to the gender disparities in science fields.

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was introduced by UNESCO in 2011, in a bid to encourage women and girls in the developing world to study science, math, technology, and engineering.

This day has been celebrated annually since then. In 2018, for example, NASA announced that it would be hosting a Livestream event showcasing female scientists from across the country.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science History is a day where we celebrate women and girls from all around the world who have contributed to our history of science. In honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science History, we want to take a look at some female scientists through history.

Women Scientists To Commemorate

In the global spectrum, some female scientists who are worth mentioning are Gertrude Elion, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell, Rosalind Franklin, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, Jane Goodall, Mae C Jemison, Joan Clarke, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy Hodgkin.

Talking about the country, female scientists from the 20th century such as Janaki Ammal, Asima Chatterjee, Rajeshwari Chatterjee, Kamala Sohonie, the young Indian-American scientist Gitanjali Rao, are to name a few, and all of them made us feel proud.

Here Are The 4 Lessons From Women Scientists

Following are the four lessons from the great female scientists and we all can get inspiration from them.

1. Marie Curie

Marie Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win twice, and the only person to win twice in different sciences.

Lesson From Marie Curie: 

Marie Curie’s story inspires us to not be feared about anything in life. As she once said, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less”.

2. Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell was born to a family of Quakers on February 3, 1821. Elizabeth showed an early interest in medicine that she developed by caring for her siblings when they were sick. She attended schools in England and France where she studied botany, chemistry, mathematics, and geology among other subjects.

Lesson From Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell inspires us to lead things that have never been done before by anyone because it is interesting. A quote from Elizabeth Blackwell might inspire you in this, “It’s not easy to be a pioneer, but oh, is it fascinating!”.

3. Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is an English primatologist and anthropologist. She was born in London on April 3, 1934. After graduating from university she studied animal behavior at the University of Cambridge.

Jane Goodall has spent much of her life studying primates. She first went to Tanzania because she wanted to study the wild chimpanzees at Gombe Stream National Park.

Lesson From Jane Goodall

We can’t grow and sustain in the future without having enough enthusiasm. That is why she said, “the greatest danger to our future is apathy”.

4. Mae C Jemison

Mae Carol Jemison is an American engineer and physician who became the first African-American woman to go to space. Born in 1956 in Decatur, Alabama, Jemison’s parents were teachers.

She graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia in 1974 and later earned a degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University. Also, she earned her medical degree at Cornell University Medical College.

Lesson From Mae C Jemison

You need to go beyond the limits if you want to achieve something big in your life. Mae C Jemison says, “Never limit yourself”, and it is enough to motivate someone.

Show Some Respect!

Let’s show some respect for all the women scientists who brought the revolution to the world of science. Comment below the name of the most inspiring female scientist and share your thoughts on why her story inspired you the most.

Pankaj Rai

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