Women in STEM 2024

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Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) have long been trailblazers, challenging gender norms and making remarkable strides in diverse fields. Historical figures like Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, paved the way for contemporary innovators. Women like Dr. Fei-Fei Li in artificial intelligence and Dr. Jane Goodall in primatology continue to shape their respective fields today. Despite progress, gender disparities persist, highlighting the importance of promoting STEM education for girls and fostering an inclusive environment.

Embracing diverse perspectives in STEM not only champions equality but also unlocks untapped potential, driving innovation and progress.

These 42 women exemplify the diverse opportunities and significant impact that women can have in STEM fields within Orange County. Through education, research, leadership, and community outreach, they are helping to pave the way for future generations of women in STEM.

METHODOLOGY: The honorees did not pay to be included. The profiles were chosen from the nomination materials submitted. This list is not comprehensive and includes only executives for whom nominations were submitted and accepted after an editorial review. Honorees are listed alphabetically.

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