Now is the time for university women to also recognize themselves as inventors and entrepreneurs.
Dormify founder Amanda Zuckerman launched the company while still a student at Washington University in St. Louis.
The hits keep coming for WashU alum Morgan DeBaun.
Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD, is the first female faculty member at WashU to found a startup. Her company, clEAR, helps people with hearing loss to better recognize and understand speech through training that uses their loved ones’ voices.
Meet Lan Yang. At 14, she was so committed to becoming a scientist, she went on a hunger strike. The photonics researcher now holds the most patents and disclosures of any female faculty member at WashU.
Christina Stallings, PhD, Shabaana Abdul Khader, PhD, and Jennifer Philips, MD, PhD, are on the front lines of the battle to stop the world’s deadliest bacteria. Between them, they hold eight patents related to TB research.
These WashU alumnae have reached dizzying heights of success in fashion, tech, media and design. With high-profile clients, an unending stream of accolades and jawdropping funding rounds, they’ve risen fast and far — most before the age of thirty.
Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD, is on a mission to fight the spread of infectious diseases like malaria through better, faster, more nimble diagnostic tools.
Entrepreneurship can be much more than phone apps and ridesharing companies. It can change the world.