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It's #IWD2018, so we thought we should highlight some of the incredible #WomeninSTEM we've written about recently.

First up, Melanie @SanfordLab –gardener & gymnast with a treadmill desk:… 1/10
Next, Lesley Yellowlees, former president of @RoySocChem, whose favourite place to think is the shower, loves Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and says a @TakeThat gig was 'the most uplifting thing I’d ever seen'

#IWD2018… 2/10
Geri Richmond, former president of @AAAS, enjoys urban farming and track & field, and is a big fan of @PinkMartiniBand

#IWD2018… 3/10
Nobel laureate Ada Yonath once had 26 cats and is 'unbelievably famous in Israel', but won't use her fame to jump a queue

#IWD2018… 4/10
'Opportunities are always driving by, and if you see it, you should get on the bus and see where the path takes you.’ – @CarolynBertozzi

#IWD2018… 5/10
's Vanessa Peterson uses WOMBAT to study functional energy materials, and may help develop longer-lasting batteries

#IWD2018… 6/10
From the history books – Jane Marcet wrote 'arguably the first popular science book of any sort,' and inspired girls when 'science was generally deemed to be solely a man’s profession'
#IWD2018… 7/10
And back to today – blogger, podcaster and science communicator extraordinaire @AliceJaneGray explains why she hopes to see more women win the Nobel prize
#IWD2018… 8/10
But it's not just the presidents and prize winners that deserve praise.

Here's to every woman making strides in science – the teachers, lab techs, researchers, managers, #scicomm-ers and more across academia and industry, throughout the chemical sciences.

I'll leave the last word in this thread to our own @EmmaStoye, on the landmark @RoySocChem Diversity landscape report:

'Yes, it is important to understand the diversity landscape. But it is even more vital to change it.'
#IWD2018… 10/10
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