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Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life (#MWML), is the show that empower you to redefine the life you want and live your best life now! Hosted by Francine Beleyi, founder of nucleus of change. Join me and my guests weekly for an inspiring and thought-provoking show

#33 You Are Never Too Small to Change Anything with Dr Jess Wade

September 18, 2019

Welcome to season 4 of Meaningful Work, Meaningful Life podcast. In this season, I am breaking things down more specifically and featuring guests who are giving you practical techniques and tools to live a more meaningful life. My aim is to bring a very practical dimension to our conversation around the 3 Ms (meaning, Money and Movement) and decrypt the science of achieving happiness in life.

Some people read a book, enjoy it and hopefully take some notes to improve their business or their life. Most people simply forget what they’ve read after a while. But a few are so impacted by what they’ve read that they decide to stand up and do something to change their life. This was the case with Dr Jess Wade, a physicist at Imperial College London turned into a prolific Wikipedia editor. Her life has changed over the last few years thanks to the book ‘Inferior’ by Angela Saini.

“For a long time, I felt I was too small and insignificant to do anything that was impactful,” she says.

Jess is now called a ‘one-woman powerhouse’! She is a scientist on a mission. She wants every woman who has achieved something impressive in science to get the prominence and recognition they deserve – starting with a Wikipedia entry.

Listen to my fascinating conversation with Dr Jess Wade to find out:

  • How she struggled with maths before ending up being a top scientist
  • What a day in her life looks like
  • How to become a Wikipedia editor
  • What to do about the lack of support that affect the confidence of women to pick science subjects
  • How she combats the impostor syndrome to reach higher goals
  • How to build the case to get powerful people in the conversation to support diversity

And much more...

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