Mary Somerville oil painting by Thomas Phillips, 1834

1780 – 1872

Mary Somerville was one of the most amazing women of all time. Born in Scotland at a time when girls received minimal schooling, her curiosity led her to educate herself using her family library. She grew up to become a world-renowned science writer and polymath and she published several books. She was also an early advocate for women’s right to vote. Mary demonstrated the power of perseverance and is a brilliant role for girls interested in science and showed that no one needs to limit their talents to one area.

Which characteristics do you think you need work on to achieve your goals?