Inspiring quotes from women in STEM

  • “If I had not been discriminated against or had not suffered persecution, I would never have received the Nobel Prize”.

Rita Levi-Montalcini
Italian Neurobiologist, won the Nobel Prize for her
discovery of growth factors in 1986


  • “I was just so interested in what I was doing I could hardly wait to get up in the morning and get at it. One of my friends, a geneticist, said I was a child, because only children can’t wait to get up in the morning to get at what they want to do.”

Barbara McClintock
Cytogeneticist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1983

  • “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

Marie Curie
Chemist and Physicist  who was awarded
the Nobel Prize twice for her work in radioactivity

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