Gender Inequality

These 7 women in STEM give timeless advice to other aspiring scientists

Csilla Orgel, a geologist with Crew 125 EuroMoonMars B mission, collects geologic samples for study at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) outside Hanksville in the Utah desert March 2, 2013. The MDRS aims to investigate the feasibility of a human exploration of Mars and uses the Utah desert's Mars-like terrain to simulate working conditions on the red planet. Scientists, students and enthusiasts work together developing field tactics and studying the terrain. All outdoor exploration is done wearing simulated spacesuits and carrying air supply packs and crews live together in a small communication base with limited amounts of electricity, food, oxygen and water. Everything needed to survive must be produced, fixed and replaced on site. Picture taken March 2, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 22 OF 31 FOR PACKAGE 'MARS IN THE DESERT'SEARCH 'JIM MARS' FOR ALL IMAGES - GM1E93B1AF701

In the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths, less than 30% of researchers are women. Image: REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Ntombizikhona Beaulah Ndlovu
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, iThemba LABS
Amanda Weltman
South African Research Chair in Physical Cosmology, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town
Amélie Beaudet
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand
Judith Koskey
Part Time Lecturer and PhD Student, Egerton University
Marilyn Ronoh
PhD Student and Part-time Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Nairobi
Melisa Achoko Allela
Assistant Lecturer in Animation and Interactive Media Design, Technical University of Kenya
Mercy Muendo
Lecturer in Information Technology and the Law, Daystar University
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