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Here at Stem Digital we love a tenacious woman, so this post is the first of a series about some fantastic females who trailed the way for the STEM women of today. 

Sophia Jex-Blake Aged 25.jpgThis is Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake. She led the “Edinburgh Seven”, a group of women in 1869 who fought to allow women to access University education. She campaigned and began her studies at the University of Edinburgh. The women faced extreme hostility during their studies, which led to a riot and the termination of their degrees. However Jex-Blake persevered, she went on to help establish the London School of Medicine for Women and the Edinburgh School of Medicine for Women, complete her degree and return to Edinburgh as the first female doctor in Scotland. She opened a clinic where she would treat poor women very cheaply or for free. She is a wonderful example of perseverance and courage, traits just as relevant more than 150 years on.

 

(image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Jex-Blake)

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