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Why are there no women authors on Bill Gates’s summer reading list?

Through his foundation, billionaire Bill Gates champions STEM education for women and girls. But today, Gates published his math- and science-themed summer reading list recommendations in a blog post—and none of the authors are women.  If he’s looking for more ideas, we have a few. Try Andrea Wulf’s book, The Invention of Nature, on Prussian … Continue reading “Why are there no women authors on Bill Gates’s summer reading list?”

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Through his foundation, billionaire Bill Gates champions STEM education for women and girls. But today, Gates published his math- and science-themed summer reading list recommendations in a blog post—and none of the authors are women. 

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If he’s looking for more ideas, we have a few. Try Andrea Wulf’s book, The Invention of Nature, on Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. Or Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall, a particle physicist at Harvard. Or if he’s feeling meta, The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boy’s Club, by Eileen Pollack.  

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Senior Writer Ainsley Harris joined Fast Company in 2014. Follow her on Twitter at @ainsleyoc.

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