While efforts are ongoing to bring more female talent into scientific professions, the Grolier Club in Manhattan has made an excellent contribution to inspiring interest by mounting a landmark exhibition that recognizes the achievements of women in science and medicine.
The paucity of impact-making announcements by female astronomers in general is dreadful. How can it be, that well over a century after the first women received PhDs in astronomy, women have failed to match their male peers in this and other aspects of STEM academia?
As women, it's critical that we open doors for young girls who do not know they exist. These are not just doors to the unknown, but doors to the "STEM" careers: opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.