Sophie Germain assumed a false identity to get herself a math education in 18th century France, and overcame the obstacles of her times to find hard-earned success where it was far from guaranteed. The story of Sophie Germain is the quintessential girl power story.

Find it in More Passion for Science: Journeys Into the Unknown at Ada Lovelace Day. The book is an anthology featuring the inspiring stories of various women who have made significant contributions in STEM.