Science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers have always been challenging for women. If you need inspiration to launch your own STEM career, check out these books about female STEM pioneers. These are women who changed the world by pursuing their dreams and passions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read how these women fought for the right to contribute to STEM fields. They faced everything from familial discouragement to outright gender discrimination, but they did it and so can you. Right now there is only one woman on the list of Fields Metal recipients, Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, that needs to change.