10 Most Admirable Women Leader in Biotech for 2021

Insights Care
2 min readJun 14, 2022


“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”’

In this quote, Sir Isaac Newton believes that even though our knowledge of the universe has expanded, it still stands on the shore of the ‘Great Ocean of Truth’. We are yet to uncover the tiniest part of the wonders the universe holds.

But more importantly, there seems to be a strong desire in humans to constantly expand this body of knowledge because of the historical scientific wonders achieved so far. From cloning of ‘Dolly the Sleep’ to ‘Resurrection of Species,’ biotechnology has made it possible to discover great marvels of science to be specific.

One such wonder was the discovery of mobile genetic elements done by Dr Barbara McClintock in the year 1951. Her research on plant breeding and genetic engineering made her win the noble prize in Physiology, in 1983.

That’s around three decades later!

Well, why do you think so?

Dr McClintock’s work was ‘ignored’ for many years by her peers in the scientific community. In the face of such resistance, she stopped trying to convince people about her discoveries but never stopped pursuing her theories.

Until a decade after her discovery, the scientific community began to come up with the same conclusions and validated her findings by giving her the credits that were long due. She was a woman who changed science.

Likewise, multiple women are fighting against the odds and making a big difference in the biotech industry. They have ensured that the momentum doesn’t die out. Women have worked with passion, zeal, and an innovative approach.

As this awareness is growing, the biotech industry is taking strides to encourage and represent women within the industry.

In this edition, 10 Most Admirable Women Leaders in Biotech for 2021, Insights Care has enlisted women who have significantly impacted the biotech industry. By highlighting this, I believe it is important to note that women are not just demanding space in the industry anymore. They are taking it.

We’re proud to present these 10 women who inspire, lead, and rebuild the Biotech industry. To know more about them, kindly scroll through.

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