Dr. Sylvia Earle interviewed by TIME for the new book FIRSTS Women Who are Changing the World

Dr. Sylvia Earle has been interviewed and featured in TIME magazine’s latest book FIRSTS Women Who are Changing the World. Earle is featured as the “Oceanographer” for her first of being the first woman to become chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The book has a chapter dedicated to Sylvia, but you can find a video about her here.

The cultural bias is what it is. Men and women are different, and the society of men as leaders has predominated the society in which I came along. It’s still very much there, but it’s getting better. Women are every bit as intellectually competent as our male counterparts.