21 Most Inspiring Women in STEM Quotes Worth Reading

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Women in STEM are powerful!

There's Nothing More Inspiring Than These Women in STEM Quotes

We need more women in STEM.

Notoriously male-dominated fields, science, technology, engineering, and math are often career paths women don't follow not because they don't want to, but because they're often persuaded not to.

If you're hoping to change careers, we suggest pursuing one in STEM. Let these women in STEM quotes be your jumping off point into exploring what you can do in the fields.

Best Women in STEM Quotes

  • "Don't be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don't let others discourage you or tell you that you can't do it. In my day, I was told women didn't go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn't." -Gertrude B. Elion

  • "We have the opportunity to create the future and decide what that's like." -Mae Jemison

  • "People are impressed if you're a woman doing something important, as if that's rare." -Marika Shioiri-Clark

  • "We're not here to say pink and princesses are band, we just want girls to know they can build their own castles, too!" -Debbie Sterling

  • "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas." -Marie Curie

  • "Women have a place at the table when it comes to science. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise." -Dr. Marye Anne Fox

  • "How much science needs women!" -Maria Mitchell

Uplifting Women in STEM Quotes

  • "Failure breeds invention." -Debbie Sterling

  • "Science is not a boy's game, it's not a girl's game. It's everyone's game. It's about where we are and where we're going." -Nichelle Nichols

  • "Having role models is so key. It's important for girls to see other women in STEM fields because it really lets them picture themselves there in the future. It helps them see that they can truly aspire to that dream." -Bettina Chen

  • "I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist." -Ginni Rometty

  • "I love technology, and I don't think it's something that should divide along gender lines." -Marissa Mayer

  • "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." -Marie Curie

  • "If you haven't failed yet, you haven't tried anything." -Reshma Saujani

Inspiring Women in STEM Quotes

  • "One thing I always tell young girls: Never let anybody tell you you can't do it. Growing up, they'd look at me like, really? Even when I did my college visit, I had someone tell me most people change their minds after the first year. I never gave up. I kept pushing for it." -Michelle Haupt

  • "Certain people—men, of course—discouraged me, saying [science] was not a good career for women. That pushed me even more to persevere." -Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

  • "We are not what we know, but what we are willing to learn." -Mary Catherine Bateson

  • "We will always have STEM with us. Some things will drop out of the public eye and will go away, but there will always be science, engineering, and technology. And there will always, always be mathematics." -Katherine Johnson

  • "Coding is the language of the future, and every girl should learn it. As I've learned from watching girls grow and learn in our classrooms, coding is fun, collaborative, and creative." -Reshma Saujan

  • "We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry." -Maria Mitchell

  • "It is shameful that there are so few women in science... There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men." -Chien-Shiung Wu

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