About to give my optimization class this morning, I just remembered only one woman got the Fields Medal. This was in 2014. Unfortunately she died of cancer last year
Maryam Mirzakhani (3 May 1977 – 14 July 2017) became the first Iranian and first and only woman to win the Fields Medal.
Let me add, that in the field of optimization, apparently only one woman got the Dantzig Prize, Eva Tardos.
I have to admit, I did not take the time to think of a similar name for startups and innovation. Comments welcome…