Inclusion in action
Illuminating the discoveries of Nobel Prize-winning women
The Nobel organization is on a mission to raise awareness of scientific breakthroughs made by women.
Women who changed science is a new online experience—created in partnership with Microsoft—that celebrates pioneers like Marie Curie and Marie Goeppert-Mayer, as well as women who are transforming science and the world as we know it today. It focuses on the inspiring journeys and contributions of female Nobel Prize-winners, shedding light on their tremendous impact.
- Frances Arnold, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018Science, like all human endeavors, is evolutionary. We build by adding to and recombining what is already there.
Using Microsoft AI technology to surface deep connections between the intricate stories of these women, the digital site—built with Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs—weaves together the biographies of these pioneers through images, archival video footage, and their own words. It brings their contributions to life and helps audiences, particularly young women, engage with these luminaries in a way that’s never been possible before.
The collaboration between Nobel Media and Microsoft is part of an ongoing initiative to build inclusion in STEM fields. The hope is that Women who changed science will transform the way we think about the innovators behind major scientific breakthroughs, while also empower the next generation of young scientists to change our world.
Visit nobelprize.org/womenwhochangedscience to connect with the stories of these Nobel laureates and their discoveries.
- Tu Youyou, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015Every scientist dreams of doing something that can help the world.
Beyond the Nobel Prize, there are countless women who have pushed boundaries and explored new frontiers in the sciences—often as unsung heroes. Astronaut, scientist, and physician Dr. Mae Jemison is trying to change that. As the first woman of color in space, she’s working to bring to light the women who made critical contributions to the US space program.