Throughout history, women have made extensive contributions in many areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We spoke with five women who lead their fields in engineering and science to get their views on the gender gap in these areas and how each overcame roadblocks on their way to success. They share a common thread: the “yes, I can” mentality led them to become influential leaders for girls and women.

Celebrating Women in Engineering & Science:


Association for Women in Science 

Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program 

Intrepid Air & Space Museum Education Program 


National Girls Collaborative Project 

National Science Foundation 

Purdue University Women in Engineering Program 

Society of Women Engineers