Women Finally Get Their Due In STEM Stock Photos

October 10 2017 | By Rebecca Ruiz for Mashable
Before And After: Women Finally Get Their Due In STEM Stock Photos

(Above MASHABLE COMPOSITE image: The classic image of a girl in the 1950s looks nothing like girlhood in the 21st century.)

While some people bizarrely debate whether women belong in science, tech, engineering, and math careers, Getty Images is busy replacing outdated stereotypes with stock images of women in STEM as they actually are: driven, talented, curious, and skilled.

To mark Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration to honor the achievements of women in STEM, Getty shared with Mashable contemporary and archival photos that demonstrate just how much progress has been made in creating more accurate depictions of women in these fields.

The company’s internal statistics tell part of that story. Search terms related to professional women continue to rise year after year. Between 2016 and 2017, searches for “female CEO” rose 47 percent and “woman business meeting” by 192 percent.


Image: Getty Images


Image: Getty Images

Search terms specific to STEM careers also increased during that same time period. The search for “business woman technology” skyrocketed by 1,300 percent, while “female programmer,” “woman astronaut,” and “women in technology” all rose by more than 100 percent.

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