Since the first Nobel prizes were given out in 1901, 57 women have been rewarded, representing only 6.1 percent of the 931 laureates (excluding institutions) overall. However the number of women laureates has been steadily increasing over the decades, with 11.1 percent in the 2010s and 9.2 percent in the 2000s, against 5.4 percent in the 1900s and 2.6 percent in the 1910s.