Women in Science

Women in Science

Beyond the Legend of Marie Curie: Role Models and Mentors for Women in Chemistry
Hilary Domush, lead researcher on CHF’s Women in Chemistry Oral History Project, explains why Marie Curie is better viewed as a legend than as a role model for today’s women in chemistry.

Notes from an Interview with Madeleine Joullie
CHF Board of Directors member Madeleine Joullie was the first woman to join the University of Pennsylvania chemistry faculty.

Smithsonian Women in Science Historical Comics
Several online historical comics featuring famous female scientists, as well as a science superheroine quiz.

4,000 Years of Women in Science
A list of biographies of accomplished female scientists from the last 4,000 years.

Association for Women in Science
Resources from today’s premier leadership organization advocating the interests of women in science and technology.

Women Chemists Committee
The Women Chemists Committee serves the membership of the American Chemical Society and seeks to attract, develop, promote, and advocate for women in the chemical sciences.

In Chemical Heritage Magazine

Science Cheerleader
Darlene Cavalier, the founder of sciencecheerleader.com, promotes the involvement of girls in science and science-related policy.

Luminous Lives
The illustrated biography of the Curies revels in the connections Marie sought to downplay—the love between the married collaborators and the impact of their discoveries on the world at large.

Facts and Fictions
Deborah Harkness is a historian of science and the award-winning author of The Jewel House, an academic study of science in Elizabethan London.

From CHF’s Podcast Distillations

Episode 42: Women in Chemistry
Our podcast team takes a look at the lives of several women in chemistry, including a dietary researcher credited with changing the eating habits of Americans in the mid-20th century.

Episode 117: Women’s History Month
This episode highlights lesser-known figures whose work was integral to the field, starting with the story of British crystallographer Dorothy Hodgkin.

From CHF’s Blog Periodic Tabloid

Women in Science: Listening and Learning from Nancy Hopkins
Nancy Hopkins was thrust into the spotlight when A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT, of which Hopkins was a key author, garnered front-page headlines in the New York Times.


Reflections on Careers

Learn more about women's contributions to science through CHF's Women in Chemistry oral histories.

Stories from the Field

Listen to career insights and stories of scientific adventures from women in chemistry.