Vocate’s Wall of Fame: Marie Curie
This article is part of our series Vocate’s Wall of Fame. Each person described in the series is someone who has inspired the Vocate team and who we believe represents what “unlocking human potential” means. Quite literally, the Wall of Fame exists in our office (printed out images framed on the wall) and every week we vote in a new honoree.
Marie Curie, exceptionally bright, pioneered a dominant female role in the field of science. She was the first female to win the Nobel Prize, the only person to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the first female professor at the University of Paris. Her accomplishments in a male dominated environment testify to her intelligence and fortitude as she pushed past sexism and made her mark in history.
Her professional achievements are remarkable for any gender, and her ability to transgress sexist obstacles inspire us at Vocate. She empowers women and all those socially disadvantaged, to pursue their passion in an adverse professional world. Curie altered the dynamic of the world of academia by cultivating a more inclusive environment that welcomes more women. This radical change encouraged more intelligent individuals to join a community in which they found passion. The expansion of the scientific community to include these individuals led to unprecedented discoveries and critical scientific observations.
You can find more information on Marie Curie’s exceptional life HERE.