Dr. Jessica Wade
#1 Champion of Women in S.T.E.M.
Jess, however, was not deterred. She finished her studies and her career has blossomed – but even more impressive is the fact that she has also become one of the world’s #1 champion of women in S.T.E.M.. She talks with students, families and teachers, she nominates women for awards and prizes left and write, she gives away dozens of copies of the book that inspired her to activate these activist superpowers, but you’ll never guess what her most powerful, and prolific, tool has been in her advocacy – WIKIPEDIA!
Listen now to learn more about this awe-inspiring Broad who Sara, quite frankly, would like to be best friends with.
“I kind of realised we can only really change things from the inside…Wikipedia is a really great way to engage people in this mission because the more you read about these sensational women, the more you get so motivated and inspired by their personal stories.”
“Whether you want to check a fact or learn something new, Wikipedia will likely be the first place you turn. On English language Wikipedia, only 17.8 per cent of all biographies are about women, and women scientists are particularly badly represented.”