Dr. Jess Wade
- Physics postdoc at Imperial College London and women in science campaigner
- One of Nature’s ”Ten People who Mattered” in 2018
- Winner of the Daphne Jackson Medal and Prize 2018 for for "acting as an internationally-recognised ambassador for STEM"
- Recieved British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to gender diversity in science.
- Awarded Imperial College's 2019 leadership award for societal engagement
“Studies have found that somewhere between 84% and 91% of Wikipedia editors are male. […] What we choose to edit is informed by what we know — not only in terms of our scientific expertise, but also from our own lived experiences. For women and people in other under-represented groups in science, that knowledge includes an intimate understanding of how our contributions are downplayed or outright erased from the history of science. The Wikipedia community should reflect the populations it serves — in race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation.”
Jess Wade and Maryam Zaringhalam, Nature Career Column 14th Aug 2018