March is Women’s History Month, an annual occurrence dedicated to commemorating and highlighting the contributions that women have made throughout history. Many of these contributions have gone unsung or undervalued, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and medicine, where women have historically been underrepresented. Celebrating and recognizing the work of women in these field remains a priority for Oxford University Press, and this month and every month we are proud to support diverse voices across our publishing. We seek to create an inclusive space to highlight the work of women in STEM, and celebrate the contributions of trans and cis women, and women of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.
The timeline—first published in 2018, now updated in 2022—provides a curated selection of achievements, discoveries, and innovations made by women in STEM, from the foundation of modern nursing to critical contributions in the effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This is just a small picture of the countless women making an impact in STEM. For more on this subject we also offer two collections featuring the work of women in STEM: women in medicine and women in science.
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