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Why join WIF?

The world needs fusion and fusion needs women

Women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions are underrepresented in the workforce. STEM fields are traditionally male-dominated industries, and there is much work to do to increase the number of opportunities for women. As our nascent industry takes shape, the time is now to ensure women have an equal seat at the table. Women in Fusion is dedicated to working to overcome these challenges at every level to ensure that everyone can contribute to fusion in the best way possible – because the world needs fusion, and fusion needs women. 

We invite you to join us in working together towards achieving a level playing field and creating a more inclusive workplace for all.


Who can join?

Everyone may join!

Women in Fusion is open to all individuals who are involved in fusion, and who share the goals and ambitions of our organization. 

Women in Fusion can accept associate members and establish relationships with independent organizations.


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Hyun-Kyung Chung
Head of Policy and Strategy Division
Korea Institute of Fusion Energy (KFE)

A brief interview to Hyun-Kyung Chung, Head of Policy and Strategy Division….


Hyun-Kyung Chung
Head of Policy and Strategy Division
Korea Institute of Fusion Energy (KFE)

Why did you become a fusioneer?
The idea of making a sun in the laboratory sounded very interesting, and the limitless energy of fusion will improve peoples lives .

Were you inspired by a role model? Who was it, and why?
There were no women scientists in Korea when I grew up. Marie Curie has been a model for young women scientists for obvious reasons.

Did you face particular challenges in your academic or professional career as a woman in a scientific field?
The gender issue exists in any community. It is up to us how to deal with the issue.

What would you recommend to a young female scientist who is interested in pursuing a career in fusion?
A career in fusion may not be easy, as it is a very hard problem to solve. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to try, as everything we do is the first of a kind in human history.

How can fusion benefit more from the participation of women? What are ways this can be improved?
Fusion is hard and enormous resources are needed to achieve it. All talents should come together to make this dream come true. Fusion is not just about physical sciences and technology, but also needs to involve experts in social sciences, law, business, communication, etc.