Believe it or not, there is actually a rich history (herstory) of women who we are indebted to for their intellectual accomplishments. Headstrong opens with an anecdote that would be more funny if it weren’t so true and prevalent about us not getting recognition for this fact.
There are 52 examples, one for every week of the year, to show us just how much women have contributed to science. Women have been a part of progress for centuries, and long before feminism was a word let alone a movement.
The women featured in this book cover several areas of expertise:
- Biology and Environment
- Genetics and Development
- Earth and Stars
- Math and Technology
This is a book for anyone interested in women’s accomplishments or all scientific accomplishment. These women deserve more than a mention during Women’s History Month, many of them deserve notoriety in the fields they excelled in. Some have it, but many don’t, and I’m sure that are many more out there that we will discover together as my reading progresses.