Hello. I am Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight from Nevada City, California, US. In November 2016, I retired after a 26 year career with DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. In the 1990s, I taught part-time at University of Phoenix in San Diego, California; I was also honored to be a Women of Merit laureate in that county. I grew up in Los Angeles speaking Serbian; English is my second language; and I learned Spanish and French in school. This proved valuable for my wiki translation work.
I've been editing Wikipedia since 2007 and became a sysop 2 years later. I focus mainly on content gender gap, community organizing, and strategy. I'm most active in these communities: Women in Red, WWUG, WCNA, WMDC, AffCom, and The Signpost. You can also find me contributing to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons.
- Recent activities
- 2017, Wikimania 2017 Scholarship Committee
- 2017, Facilitator, Wikipedia Day 2017 San Francisco
- 2016, BBC 100 Women planning committee
- 2016, One of five shortlisted for the ITU and UN Women's GEM-TECH awards 2016 Category "Apply Technology for Women’s Empowerment and Digital Inclusion"
- 2016, Co-grantee/Co-organizer, m:Grants:Conference/FloNight & Rosiestep/WikiConference North America 2016 WikiConference North America 2016, US$50,000.00
- 2016, Facilitator, speaker, UN HerStory
- 2016, Co-Wikipedian of the Year
- 2016, Wikimania 2016: Scholarship Committee; Discussion Room Committee; speaker, "Content Gender Gap, an International Movement"
- 2016, Podcast, "Wikipedia's Content Gender Gap" @ Promoting Secular Feminism
- 2016, Facilitator, Wikipedia Day 2016 San Francisco and speaker ("Wikipedia's Content Gender Gap") at WMF
- 2015, WMDC Volunteer of the Year
- 2015, Featured Speaker, Wikimania, "Content Gender Gap"
- 2015, Co-Chair Scholarship Committee, WikiConference USA 2015
- 2015, International Women's Day at WMF
- 2015, Co-founded WikiWomen's User Group, Women in Red, Wikipedia:WikiProject Women
- 2014, Litquake Edit-a-thon at WMF
- 2014, WMDC's Facilitator Training Workshop, where I founded WikiProject Women writers
- 2014, AdaCamp, Portland, alumni
- 2012, Teahouse start-up team
- 2012, Online Ambassadors in the WP:Education program
- Stephenson-Goodknight, Rosie "Viewpoint: How I tackle Wiki gender gap one article at a time" BBC, 7 December 2016
- Liu, Teresa Yinmeng, "Nevada City's Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight named co-Wikipedian of 2016 for addressing online gender gap", The Union, 4 July 2016
- Erhart, Ed, "Jimmy Wales names Emily Temple-Wood and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight as Wikipedians of the Year", Wikimedia Blog, 24 June 2016
- Radio3 Scienza, 29 June 2016, Esino Lario, Italy
- Redden, Molly, "Women in science on Wikipedia: will we ever fill the information gap?" , The Guardian, 19 March 2016
- Hussain, Netha, "Rosie Stephenson: The Woman Who Wrote Over Three Thousand Articles on Wikipedia", Huffington Post UK, 11 December 2014
- Bernard, Zoe & Roth, Matthew, "Finding inspiration from editing Wikipedia: a profile of Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight", Wikimedia Blog, 14 February 2013
- #100wikidays articles
- Shiny things
- Gender Gap red list translation project
- Alternate account: Rosiestep2
- Conflict of interest statement
- I have made >110,000 edits and I have not been paid for any of them.
- I retired from DaVita HealthCare Partners in November 2016 after 26 years of employment; I have not edited articles regarding the parent organization or subsidiaries.
- Last but not least...
- On September 19, 2007, I created the Kallawaya people article. Another editor noticed it, nominated it at DYK, and a few days later, it appeared in the DYK section of the mainpage; it was my first DYK contribution. On September 18, 2013, Goaribari Island appeared in the DYK section; I was the third person (and first woman) to have 1,000 contributions appear at DYK. It was an important achievement for me; here's what I said about it:
- Some of you know that I am a cultural anthropologist at heart. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Margaret Mead and study cultural anthropology at Barnard (my mom's alma mater), like Margaret did. I wanted to travel to Papua New Guinea and do research on its people, like Margaret did. But my dad said 'no' to majoring in anthropology -- he wanted something more practical for my university studies. So now, years later, I get to live the life of an armchair cultural anthropologist, writing articles about Goaribari Island and its cannibals. To all the girls out there with impractical dreams, this article is dedicated to you.
- Good Articles
- Kanak people
- Llantwit Major
- East Worldham
- West Worldham
- Hilston Park
- Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
- Mount Jackson (Antarctica)
- Paco de Lucía
- Cwm, Llanrothal
- "Hooray Henry"!
- The Great Ziegfeld
- The Dorchester
- Culture of the Cook Islands
- Port of Skagen
- Modesta Avila
- Salta, Cumbria
- Waldorf–Astoria (New York, 1893)
- Larabanga Mosque
- Cortina d'Ampezzo
- Alatskivi Castle
- Sue Bailey Thurman
- Newton House, Llandeilo
- Caesars Palace
- Desert Inn
- Eleanor Sophia Smith
- Doris Stevens
- Media related to Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight at Wikimedia Commons