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 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.