Walidah Imarisha, Mae Jemisin and more!

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion we’ve put together a list of just a small sample of women currently doing groundbreaking work in the fields of science and tech. History has overlooked or undermined women’s achievements in these areas in the past, and there’s still a clear gender divide today: Women areunderrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and continue to face issues from unconscious bias to open harassment. Here are just 26 women across disciplines whose work Motherboard has been keeping an eye on.

"Perhaps best known for coining the term “visionary fiction,” Walida Imarisha is an activist, author, academic, and editor who’s pushing boundaries on the sci-fi frontier. Last year, she was behind the essential Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, an Octavia Butler-inspired work that linked activism to speculative fiction."

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