To mark another year of efforts towards equality, International Women’s Day 2023 (IWD) is helping us all to ‘step forward and truly #EmbraceEquity’. Join in on 8 March with the celebration of women’s achievements and progress made to date – and learn about a phenomenal curator who is rewriting women rightfully back into the history books.
Dismantling gender inequalities and promoting women’s achievements, International Women’s Day 2023 is an influential marker for all our diaries. Historically, women’s achievements – especially in STEM – have typically been overlooked and devalued. What is incredible is the sheer number of women who have made substantial contributions to science and technology, despite facing significant professional and social barriers to participation in careers and research.
Fortunately, many are working hard to restore deserved credit and acknowledge the forgotten contributions of women throughout the ages. Research Features spoke with one woman on a mission to get women the recognition they deserve.
Dr Emily A Margolis is the American Women’s History Curator at the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in the US. Margolis ensures that women’s contributions to aviation and space history are recognised. As Margolis so succinctly puts it: ‘women’s history is space history’.
In our latest issue, Margolis discusses the progress we’ve made… and what still needs to be done to achieve true gender parity. Read Margolis’s full interview below and help rewrite historical women back into our shared history: Dr Emily A Margolis: ‘Women’s history is aviation and space history’