Women have been responsible for some of the most important scientific revolutions that shaped the modern world.
But too often their stories aren’t just about the difficulties they faced in cracking some of the toughest problems in science, but also about overcoming social and professional obstacles just because of their gender, according to The World Economic Forum. And many of those obstacles still confront women working and studying in science today.
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According to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women, thus in this article, Face2face Africa looks at four female African scientists changing the world.