A quick web search for the world’s most famous scientists lists, among others, Galileo, Einstein, Newton, Darwin, Stephen Hawking and Alexander Fleming.
One of the few women to receive a mention is Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who basically
National Women in Engineering Day – 23 June 2015 – a day dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering.
Check out the NWED website for all the latest information
The women who built ‘The Ladies’ Bridge’: Female workers who helped construct Waterloo Bridge during WWII are finally honoured 70 years on. Women played a key role in building Waterloo Bridge from 1937 to 1945. Its National Heritage List info
The life and work of Christina Broom, considered to be the UK’s first female press photographer, will be celebrated with a major exhibition.
‘Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom’ opens at the Museum of London Docklands on Friday.
Women are banned from riding motorcycles in public in Iran, but Behnaz Shafiei is working hard to break the status quo. More
Paralympic swimming champion Jessica-Jane Applegate has qualified for an able-bodied event for the first time. More
Team SCA have become the first all-female crew in 25 years to win a leg of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race. More
A Norwegian player was sent off for calling an opponent “gay” as referees in the country toughen their approach to homophobic language. More
On 19 June it is World Sickle Cell Day and with that in mind we have chosen Floella Benjamin, a patron of the Sickle Cell Society, as our Inspirational Diversity Champion for this month.
Floella is an actress, author, television
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