Interview #2

“Women make unique contributions all the time.”

Lieutenant General Chris Whitecross (CAN) and Retired Major General Simone Wilkie (AUS) on female leaders in armed forces

In a landmark ruling in 2000 the German armed forces were opened for women to serve in all branches. As of today, the proportion of women is at a good 12 per cent. This interview offers future female military leaders in the Bundeswehr encouragement and some perspective from two highly distinguished senior female military leaders, Retired Australian Major General Simone Wilkie and Canadian Lieutenant General Chris Whitecross. The interview was conducted online by Metis Director Prof. Dr. Carlo Masala in July 2020.

English and German subtitles are available. They have been edited slightly to make them easier to read.

The text version with additional statistics and graphics is available here.