Dr. Sylvia Earle was featured in TIME’s FIRSTS series, highlighting 46 groundbreaking women who broke barriers across fields. The project, which includes interviews, videos, portraits and a book to be released in October 2017, is online at time.com/firsts. The FIRSTS project was featured in the September 18, 2017 issue.
The FIRSTS project features pioneering women who broke glass ceilings in their respective fields, reshaping the world for all of us. TIME Editor-in-Chief Nancy Gibbs writes, “We wondered if there is some common motive or muscle shared by women who are pioneers. They have been on journeys to places they could only imagine and frequently encountered people who said they would never get there. Our goal with this extraordinary project…is for every woman and girl to find someone who moves them, to find someone whose presence in the highest reaches of success says to them that it is safe to climb, come on up, the view is spectacular. ”