Fox News Contributor Sarah Kendzior has compiled a list of the top 10 most influential women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
In her ranking of the world’s most influential scientists, Kendziris list includes three women of color: Anand Agarwal, a former NASA scientist; Lise Meitner, a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; and Michelle Pappas, a professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
In a statement to Fox News, Kends co-founder, Steve Jobs, called the list of top female scientists “incredibly impressive,” adding, “Science is about empowering people and we are grateful for the support and leadership of women across our industry.”
This list represents a testament not only to the incredible contributions of women, but to the many talented women across all fields who are making a real impact.””
Women are the ones creating the future and making us smarter.
This list represents a testament not only to the incredible contributions of women, but to the many talented women across all fields who are making a real impact.”
The list of women in science and technology is a long way from being complete, but it does include some noteworthy names.
First up on the list is Susan Rice, the former national security adviser, who is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Rice was named by the president as the person who most exemplified the American way of life, especially in the context of race and equality.
Her leadership was instrumental in creating the National Endowment for the Humanities, a nonprofit organization that supports American studies, culture, and arts.
And her role as a director of the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health helped to spur the creation of the NIH and the Human Genome Project.
Next on the top 20 is Ellen Pao, the interim CEO of Reddit, the popular online community, which is currently facing a lawsuit by former employees alleging sexual discrimination.
Pao has received praise from many for her decision to hire a diversity team, and she’s also been a strong advocate for diversity in the tech industry.
In her list of most influential science and tech leaders, Kendzin notes the importance of “women in leadership positions, both within and outside the scientific community.”
In particular, she highlights a group of female scientists who “have created or are currently working on cutting-edge discoveries in areas ranging from bioengineering to molecular biology.”
The group includes Phyllis Schlafly, who led the American Nazi Party, and Jane Goodall, who has been called the mother of modern anthropology.
Next on the most powerful women list is Amy Scobee, who was the first woman to be appointed to the chair of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
In 2012, she became the first female to hold that position and she is now a member of the president’s science advisory committee.
In a separate report published on Thursday, Kendy said the list has inspired her to write her own book.
The book, titled “The Women Who Know Science,” will be published by Simon & Schuster on April 23.