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Maryam Mirzakhani

Stanford Math professor

First female Fields Medal recipient

"The beauty of mathematics only shows itself to more patient followers"

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Katherine Johnson

NASA Mathematician

"Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men."

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Evelyn B Granville


University of Texas Professor

“I always smile when I hear that women cannot excel in mathematics.”

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Shakuntala Devi

Writer, "Human Computer

"Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers"

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Fei-Fei Li

Stanford Professor, Founder of AI4ALL

"If we don’t get women and people of color at the table - real technologists doing the real work - we will bias systems.”

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Melinda Gates

American philanthropist, Gates Foundation

"When we invest in women and girls, we are investing in the people who invest in everyone else."

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Debbie Sterling

CEO, GoldieBlox

"We’re not here to say pink and princesses are bad, we just want girls to know they can build their own castles too!"

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Michelle Obama

Lawyer, Writer, Former First Lady

“We need all hands on deck. And that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math.”

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