This report, Profiles of Women Scientists in Asia, is the product of an InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and Australian Academy of Science project and focuses on the lives of 50 distinguished women scientists nominated by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) member academies.  It is a collection of moving stories of those pioneers who have encountered biases and frustration, overcome many difficulties and obstacles and finally succeeded in achieving great accomplishments in their pursuit of science. It is also a collection of inspiring, trailblazing stories that will act as a beacon to those young women and girls who will follow these pioneers into science and technology fields.

On 29 October 2018 the AASSA Special Committee on WISE launched the report 'Profiles of Women Scientists in Asia: Their inspirational stories'. The report profiles 50 researchers across the AASSA membership countries in a celebration of the dedication, passion and resilience of women in science throughout the region. This project was funded by the InterAcademy Partnership and AASSA and managed by the Australian Academy of Science.