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Just 17% of the English-language biographies on Wikipedia are about women, and women scientists, in particular, are badly represented. But physicist Jessica Wade is hoping to change this. An advocate for diversity in science, Wade balances her work as an award-winning physicist at Imperial College London with her role as a ‘Wikipedian’ — creating and uploading the biographies of scientists who are women, people of color, and part of the LGBTQI+ community every day.

“I’ve spent the last year trying to improve the representation of women scientists and engineers on Wikipedia, to celebrate the important contributors of underrepresented groups.” Wade told TNW. “I’ve recently just written my 700th biography.”

Dr. Jess Wade is a physicist in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College London. She is also an activist working to fix the gender imbalance in science and spoke about her work as a ‘Wikipedian’, creating and uploading the biographies of scientists who are women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQI+ community.