Science & Innovation

Innovation is about more than inventing something new; it is about transforming and iterating on existing products, processes, or ideas. Women bring the full force of intellectual curiosity, imagination, and skills to bear on the problems, ideas, technologies of their time, producing life-changing innovations in fields as varied as science, technology, medicine, art, business, and politics.

Collection Objects

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Smithsonian American Women book cover.

Smithsonian American Women

Remarkable objects and stories of strength, ingenuity, and vision from the National Collection.

Smithsonian American Women book cover.