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Women In Optics Planner

2022 Women in Optics Planner Participants

Starting in 2005, SPIE has produced the Women in Optics Planner highlighting women who are making a difference through their work and other contributions to the fields of science, optics, and engineering. 

Featured Women in Optics by year: 


While this planner still achieves the original goal of supporting and promoting the work of female scientists, it has grown to be a tool for introducing girls and young women to the possibilities of careers in all sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Each year, the increasing demand for this planner has demonstrated that there is great interest in learning about women in the sciences and the need for female role models in technical fields.


The nomination period for the 2023 planner has closed. The nomination period for the 2024 planner will open in Fall 2023.

Request your free copy

Request a copy

Five thousand copies of the planner are printed and distributed, free of charge, in more than 25 countries worldwide annually.

SPIE is happy to provide free copies to SPIE Members and constituents, career counselors, science teachers, and community clubs (while supplies last), as well as anyone interested in supporting and promoting the work of female scientists.

Please submit this form to request your copy of the 2022 planner, pick up your copy of the latest planner at any upcoming live SPIE event, or download your preferred version here: 8.5 x 11 or 4A.

Celebrating 15 years of our Women in Optics planner!

SPIE is also happy to provide free decks of playing cards featuring women from all the planners sharing some of their wisdom gathered over the years.

Please use the same form to request your deck of cards while supplies last.

Request a deck



Thanks to this year's sponsors

Edmund Optics Jenoptik Thorlabs Toptica Photonics