STEM Superheroines

Women have had a long and illustrious history in science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields. From the invention of Kevlar to the blueprint for the inaugural computer programme, female pioneers have been behind some of the greatest STEM discoveries.

Our campaign looks at eight superheroines who fought for their work, their ideas, and often overcame the odds in the process. Each of the women has an incredible story worth discovering, and a legacy that has left a lasting impact on the world.


Rosalind Franklin

The DNA Dynamo


The Enchantress of Numbers


The Inventor It Girl

Virginia Apgar

The Matriarch

Katsuko Saruhashi

The Oracle of the Ocean

Stephanie Kwolek

The Queen of Kevlar

Emilie Du Châtelet

The Science Scribe

Marie Van
Brittan Brown

The Surveillance Star