Women in STEM

Florence Bascom

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    “I have always claimed there was no merit in being the only one of a kind… I have considered pride in the fact that some of the best work done in geology today be women, ranking with that done by men, has been done by my students…” Name: Florence Bascom Occupation: Geologist and Educator Born: July 14, 1862 Died: June 18, 1945     Childhood  Florence Bascom was born on July 14, 1862 in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. […]

Women in STEM

Valentina Tereshkova

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This is Valentina Tereshkova, originally a textile worker from the ancient of town of Yaroslavl, also known as the Hero of the Soviet Union. She is currently 80 years old, and was the first woman to travel into space with Vostok 6 mission, during June 13, 1963. Valentina was born on March 6, 1937 in Soviet Russia. In 1953 Valentina attended and graduated with distinction from Zhukovsky Military Air Academy. When she was 22, she was very interested in parachute […]

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SHE For She – SHE investment

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“Instead of letting women ask us for solutions, let us invest in them,” said Lida Loem. Cambodian women and girls are still experiencing pressure and limitations because of their gender. It is the cultural aspects, tradition, and stereotypes that have set glass ceilings toward Khmer women and girls with the decisions of their future. There are struggles within their studies, jobs, and marriage. Creating and sustaining businesses can be challenging for women in Cambodia. Only 65% of women are having […]