She's saved millions of lives.
She's saved lives in crashes, in shootings, in combat, from burn injuries, from cuts and punctures. She's been on vast oceans, on race tracks, on millions of miles of road.
Today's #wowwoman has left an impression upon just about everything.
How is this possible?
Because Stephanie Kwolek is the inventor/discoverer of Kevlar, a strong, heat- resistant synthetic fiber that is used in millions of products today including: tires, bullet-proof vests, ropes, sails, helmets, rubber, roads, armored vehicles, protective clothing, boats, and many, many other things.
As a chemist for Dupont in 1965, Stephanie discovered liquid crystalline polyamides, which led to the use of a family of synthetic fibers used all over.
She received the Lavoisier Medal (the only female to ever do so), the Chemical Pioneer Award, the National Medal of Technology and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame.
As a fan of girls in STEM studies, Stephanie Kwolek is a perfect role model to share with the rising generation of females the power that a woman's contribution can have.
The Stephanie dress is reminder to keep showing up and keep contributing.