Only 64 women have won a Nobel prize. That’s 6% of the total number awarded since its inception in 1901Nobel womenPhysics5Peace19Literature17Chemistry8Physiology or medicine13Economics3Number of women who have won a prize in each , nobelprize.orgNobel Prize1999199719951990195019881986198219601979196319761966197019051903190119091911192019281930194019492023202020142011200920042000 First economics prize awarded (to a man)1969Wangari Maathai, Kenya   Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia   Leymah Gbowee, Liberia2004 20112011 Marie Curie was the first women to win a Nobel prize and she’s the only one to win 2 of them1903 & 19111991 Nadine Gordimer, SA54% of the female winners were in the last 20 yearsFirst prize awarded in 1901