Celebrating the Women Breaking Barriers in the Sciences / by VOCAL

Nobel Media Partners with Microsoft to Launch Cutting-Edge Storytelling Platform


(March 8, 2019) In anticipation of Women’s History Month, Nobel Media has partnered with Microsoft to highlight the achievements of women who broke new ground in physics, chemistry, and medicine. The result, Women Who Changed Science, is a unique web experience that trains a lens on the inspiring journeys and contributions of female Nobel Prize winners. In a world where 64% of American girls and women can’t name another woman in the sciences*, Nobel Media and Microsoft aim to inspire young women across the world to be the groundbreakers of tomorrow.

Women who changed science launches Friday, March 8 on International Women’s Day. Engage with luminaries like Marie Curie, who harnessed the promise of radioactivity, Rita Levi-Montalcini, who redefined how our bodies work, and Tu Youyou, whose breakthrough malaria treatment has saved millions throughout the world. The web experience brings to life the unique contributions of each laureate while exploring the interconnecting lineage of women in the sciences. Raising awareness of their tremendous impact, the collaboration aims to empower the next generation of scientists.

This unique collaboration with Nobel Media is one of Microsoft’s ongoing initiatives to build inclusion in STEM fields. Microsoft believes that nurturing diverse viewpoints and creating opportunities for everyone to experiment with technology incites innovation and sparks breakthroughs. Women who changed science transforms not only how we experience the odds-defying stories of grit behind the prizewinning discoveries of these laureates, but also emboldens the next generation of young women to change our world.

To engage with these laureates, visit the Women Who Changed Science web experience:

To learn more about Microsoft’s movement to build inclusion in STEM fields, see microsoft.com/inculture/social-good/inclusion

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*Research conducted by Microsoft in partnership with KRC Research. Survey included more than 6,000 girls and women between the ages of 10 and 30 from across the U.S. (read more)