Episode 7: Women Of Science

Women have been pivotal to the advancement of science. Some you may have heard of, while others remain unsung heroes. Inspired by MASSIVE’s Science Hero series, I will be honouring three very special women by singing their praises.



Annie Easley

Annie J. Easley was a female African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist. She worked for the Lewis Research Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Read more about her here.


Janaki Ammal

Janaki Ammal Edavalath Kakkat was an Indian botanist who conducted scientific research in cytogenetics and phytogeography. Her most notable work involves those on sugarcane and the eggplant. She has collected various valuable plants of medicinal and economic value from the rain forests of Kerala. Read more about her here.


Marie Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win the Nobel prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields. Read more about her here.

Beautifully illustrated by Matteo Farinella


Track Listings

Chaka Khan -  A Woman in a Man’s World

Nina Simone - Here Comes the Sun

Sade - War of the Hearts

Aretha Franklin - You’re All I Need to Get By

Leikeli47 - Girl Blunt

Fatima - Caught In a Lie

Missy Elliot - Sock it 2 Me

Minnie Riperton - Baby, this Love I Have

Vivian Goldman - Launderette

Björk - Venus As a Boy

Madonna - Human Nature

Sheila E. - Love Bizarre

Leikeli47 - Attitude




Yewande Pearse