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The Rockefeller University's Women & Science Initiative supports women in science by highlighting their many significant contributions, underscoring the importance of basic science in addressing women's health challenges, and encouraging more women to make scientific research a philanthropic priority.


The Rockefeller University’s Women & Science Initiative was established in 1998 to:

  • Highlight the crucial role of basic research in addressing scientific challenges related to women’s health
  • Showcase the contributions of women scientists
  • Create a program of support for women scientists
  • Encourage more women to embrace scientific research as a focus of their philanthropy

Through the Partners in Discovery fundraising program, Women & Science has raised over $32 million for talented women pursuing careers in the sciences at The Rockefeller University.