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He for she ten amazing stem women and the men who supported them

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Emma Watson's "He for She" paradigm reflects men supporting women in their accomplishments. This can be done through encouragement, support, partnership, sponsorship, collaboration, championing, advocating, nominating for awards, and recommending for promotions. Learn about women through history whose careers were aided by supportive men.

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He for she ten amazing stem women and the men who supported them

  1. 1. He for She: 10 Amazing STEM Women and the Men Who Supported Them Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. President, National Women’s Hall of Fame Co-Author, “Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America” Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013
  2. 2. Jane Colden 1757 • Her father, Cadwallader Colden, was a naturalist who nurtured her interest in botany • Considered the first woman American botanist • Classified over 300 species of flora in the Hudson River Valley • Discovered and named the gardenia • Her work is housed in the British Museum Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013
  3. 3. Maria Mitchell 1848 • Her father, William Mitchell, was an amateur astronomer who encouraged her interest • Awarded a gold medal by the King of Denmark when she discovered a comet • The first woman elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science • First female professor at Vassar College – she inspired a generation of women astronomers • Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013
  4. 4. Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards 1882 Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013 • Had the full support of her husband, Robert Richards, a professor of mining engineering at MIT • Credited as the founder of the field of home economics. • One of the founders of the American Association of University Women. • Called the “Mother of Ecology.” • Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame
  5. 5. Julia Morgan Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013 1898 • Enjoyed the sponsorship of William Randolph Hearst for twenty years • First woman to study architecture in Paris • Her many projects for the YWCA include the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove • Known as the architect of the “Hearst Castle” in San Simeon, California – today a California State Park
  6. 6. Gladys Dick 1924 • Collaborated with her husband on all of her scarlet fever research • Proved the cause of scarlet fever • Published papers on how to prevent, test, diagnose and treat scarlet fever • Received the patent for the Dick test – a skin test to determine a person’s susceptibility to scarlet fever Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013
  7. 7. Lillian Moller Gilbreth 1931 • Strongly supported by her husband, Frank Gilbreth, who saw that her work was a complement to his. They had 12 children to test their theories of industrial engineering • A pioneering advocate of career interest tests • She did extensive work to make the kitchen more efficient and to accommodate individuals with disabilities • Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013
  8. 8. Beatrice Hicks 1950 Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013 • Received full support from her husband, Rodney D. Chipp • First president of the Society of Women Engineers • Recognized by the New Jersey Inventor’s Hall of Fame. She invented the gas density sensor • Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame
  9. 9. Becky Schroeder 1974 Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013 • Had the support of her father, a patent attorney • Received her first patent for an illuminated writing board (later called the Glo-sheet) while she was a preteeen • One of the youngest Americans to have ever received a patent
  10. 10. Rosalyn Yalow 1977 • For over twenty years, collaborated with physician Solomon Berson • Developed radioimmunoassay, a technique that uses radioactive isotopes to measure small amounts of biological substances • Received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine • Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013
  11. 11. Gertrude Elion 1988 • Worked with biochemist George Herbert Hitchings for her entire career and shared the Nobel Prize with him • Nobel Prize – 1988 – in Physiology or Medicine • Developed the first drug to treat childhood leukemia • Developed an immunosuppressant drug that allows organ transplants • Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013
  12. 12. He for She – Steps Men Can Take to Support Women Encouragement Support Partnership Sponsorship Collaboration Be a Champion Advocate for Nominate for Awards Recommend for Promotions Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013
  13. 13. Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013 • Six of these ten women have been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame • Over 850 women, including the ones you’ve just learned about, are in my book • The book features women from every field of endeavor, including all STEM fields • These women changed America. They did amazing things and we don’t know about them! I tell the stories of great women and write women back into history. I want to hear from you. I would love to come speak to your organization: www.herstoryatimeline.com jill@herstoryatimeline.com
  14. 14. Sources: Womenshistory.about.com www.greatwomen.org – The web site of the National Women’s Hall of Fame Bailey, Martha J. “American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary.” ABC-CLIP: Santa Barbara, California, 1994. James, Edward T., Janet Wilson James, Paul S. Boyer, Editors. “Notable American Women 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary.” The Belknap Press of Harvard University: Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971. Macdonald, Anne L. “Feminine Ingenuity: Women and Invention in America.” Ballantine Books: New York, New York, 1992. Profitt, Pamela, Editor. “Notable Women Scientists.” Gale Group: Farmington Hills, Michigan, 1999. Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America © 2013

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