Quick, name a present-day female scientist. None come to mind? You’re not alone. The U.K.’s Royal Society is one organization that has many portraits of scientists, but most are men, mainly since women have only been admitted as Fellows since 1945. Now it is looking to highlight the contributions of female scientists in an exhibition, simply called “Scientists,” as part of a wider effort to promote diversity. As noted in The Guardian, maybe it is time for a change. It seems to be the prime moment to commission portraits of young but already accomplished women scientists, not only for the advancement of their accomplishments, but also to inspire young girls.
Royal Society lifts invisibility cloak on them.