The fields dominated by men population – science and technology, have recently seen rising involvement of the female population. It’s indeed a change which is welcomed. However, long before the present time women have shown the courage to break the social stereotype and play important roles in these fields. Here are some of the kickass women you should know about.
Known for her in-depth knowledge of mathematics and astrology, she is one of the earliest women to take an interest in the field of science.
A Padma Shree winner who got her degrees in the fields of cytogenetic and phytogeography. She also served as Director General of the Botanical Survey of India.
Kadambini (Basu) Ganguly
First female graduate and first physician in South Asia under the rule of British Empire, she was known for being a maestro in western medicine.
Anandi Gopal Joshi
On the year 1886, she graduated from the USA with a degree in western Medicine. She is the first Indian lady to study medicine abroad.
Dr. Indira Hinduja
On August 6, 1986, she delivered the first test tube baby in India. Agynecologist, obstetrician and infertility specialist, she made many significant contributionsin medical world.
With an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the USA, she is the first woman Scientist to pioneer the work in the field of Microwave and Antennae Engineering in India.
Her name is written in Golden ink due to her significant contributions in the field of meteorological instrumentation. She also worked as the Deputy Director Generalof the Indian Meteorological Department.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Her company Biocon deals with the production of drugs for cancer, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes. Listed as 100 most powerful women in Forbes magazine, she has reached the height of success not only as a biotechnologist but also as a businessperson.
Dr. Suman Sahai
Founder of Gene Campaign in India, this Padma Shri winner she made Indian government take a note about the problems of farmers regarding genetically modified crops.
Dr. Aditi Pant
Being an oceanographer she made her country proud by being the first Indian women to visit the continent of Antarctica. With a doctorate in the Physiology of Marine Algae from London University, she has made important contributions in the field of oceanography.
She is one among the earliest female computer engineers of the country. She pursued her dream and proved her worth by adorning respectable positions in companies like Oracle, eBay, and StubHub.