The Evolution Of The Female Inventor

By Jessica Zurlo and Stephanie Scruggs (March 29, 2018, 12:30 PM EDT) -- As Women's History Month draws to a close, let's take a moment to celebrate some of the impressive innovations of female inventors and take a closer look at the evolution of the female inventor over the past 150 years.

While the timeline below highlights contributions by female inventors associated with many of the technologies still being used in some form today, a study by the Institute for Women's Policy Research estimates that in 2010, less than 20 percent of all patents named at least one female inventor.[1] Using this data along with available data on female inventors from the late 1800s...

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