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Wikimania 2016
Wikimania 2015

"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world."

"Try not. Do or do not. There is no try."

— Yoda

"It is not women's inferiority that has determined their historical insignificance; it is their historical insignificance that has doomed them to inferiority."

"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent."

"Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow."

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."


— (me)

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
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.
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