What’s it all about?
FemaleVoice is the women’s network at and for Forschungszentrum Jülich. In addition to the typical goals of networks, such as sharing information and experiences and building contacts, FemaleVoice aims to proactively address topics that support gender equality at Forschungszentrum Jülich. We want to be seen and heard, to actively contribute our perspectives and experiences to activities, projects, programmes, and meetings, and thus to play a role in shaping matters related to gender equality.
The target audience of our network is very broad. All women and employees who identify as women at Forschungszentrum Jülich are invited to join the network, to participate in its activities, or to actively initiate and shape activities themselves. However, other genders are not excluded from taking part. Aside from safe spaces for women, the network’s activities and services will be open to all employees whenever it makes sense, especially when it comes to making visible the barriers that exist for women in science or in their careers.
“Increase Female Wikibility”: Wikipedia Entries for Jülich’s Female Scientists
Only 17.7 % of all English and 15.6 % of all German biographies on Wikipedia are biographies of women. Of all the female W2/W3* professors at Forschungszentrum Jülich, only three currently have a Wikipedia entry. This is something that we at Female Voice, the women’s network of Forschungszentrum Jülich, would like to change, which is why we are launching the “Increase Female Wikibility” campaign to mark International Women's Day 2022.
The aim of the campaign is to ensure that by International Women's Day 2023, a Wikipedia page has been set up for all of Jülich’s female scientists who meet the criteria for a Wikipedia entry and are happy to have an entry published. This will help ensure greater public visibility for Jülich’s female scientists, and by extension women in science.