This International Women’s Day, on March 8, let’s look at the lives of 5 lady scientists who worked hard to make our lives better. It was not always easy for women to work in fields such as science and be accepted for their contributions. They had to work under male colleagues who often walked away with the credit for their work!
But these ladies did not give up and continued to work hard at what they were doing and today they are recognized as pioneers in their own right.
To be fair, not all of them faced discrimination or gender bias; some such as Joan Procter and Inge Lehmann were well-respected scientists who held many prestigious posts during their lifetimes
Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) Contribution to the discovery of DNA
Lise Meitner (1878-1968) Discovery of Nuclear Fission
Inge Lehmann (May 13, 1888 – February 21, 1993), Discovered the earth’s inner core
Joan Beauchamp Procter (5 August 1897 – 20 September 1931) NotableZoologist,
Studied the behavior Komodo Dragons in captivity
Jocelyn Bell Burnell (born 15 July 1943) Discovered the Radio Pulsar, a distant star that sends out radio signals