I would like to have seen more women scientists in federal civil service who had degrees in a science. No reason why they couldn’t have gotten the degrees. However, Clinton changed the hiring rules in 1993 and waived qualifications. The typical “scientist” and “engineer” in federal civil service has a high school diploma or a liberal arts degree. For example, the local forest at one point had 7 women “engineers” and not one had a degree in engineering. The same for most science specialties.