Missouri Women Health Science Profession pioneers

By the Numbers

Women in the health science professions have made substantial gains over the years in terms of acceptance, participation, and leadership in their fields. The efforts and accomplishments of the early “pioneers” provided both inspiration and a path for other women to follow. Yet, there is still progress to be made. The health science professions are far from gender-neutral. Women continue to be under-represented in some fields and over-represented in others.

A look at some statistical data provides graphical representation of not only the progress made thus far but also the remaining inequities and challenges.

Positive Signs of Change:
Remaining Inequities: