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Who are the Missing Women on Wikipedia?
At NUI Galway, and supported by the Wikimedia Community Ireland, we are proposing to host an editathon in the week of International Women’s Day, on Thursday 9th March 2017. The event will take place in the Alice Perry Engineering Building at NUI, Galway.

The aim is to add overlooked women and women’s work to Wikipedia. Wikipedians of all experience levels are welcome to join us! We will copyedit, source, and write articles and can teach you how to do these things too! Bring a friend -- come one, come all!

WikiWomenIE Galway 2017
When and Where
Date:Thursday, 9 March, 2017
Time:10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where:Engineering Lab G0046
Alice Perry Engineering building
NUI Galway

Wikipedia is the world’s sixth most popular website, but it has a gender problem.

More than 90% of Wikipedia’s editors are male, and content suffers from the bias of its editors.

Some Wikipedia editors are taking matters into their own hands, and “editathons” have been organised around the world to encourage people to come together, learn how to edit articles and contribute content on people and topics that have been ignored.

At NUI Galway, and supported by the Wikimedia Community Ireland, we are proposing to host an editathon in the week of International Women’s Day, in March 2017. The aim is to add overlooked women and women’s work to Wikipedia.

Do you have a suggestion for a missing woman on Wikipedia? Help us build our list of suggestions by either adding it here as a comment, or by tweeting about it and adding the two hashtags of the event: #Wikipedia and #WikiWomenIE

We all know that anybody in the world can edit Wikipedia, adding new articles, expanding existing ones, correcting facts and getting involved in the discussion behind some Wikipedia articles. But have YOU done it? If you did it already, come and share your knowledge with us. If you didn’t, come and learn with us.

On the day, we’ll have experienced wikipedians from the Wikimedia Community Ireland- to guide our steps.

All are welcome, no editing experience is necessary and the event is free.

This event is being organised by Sharon Flynn, Assistant Director at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at NUI Galway, and Rachel Hilliard, Chair of the NUI Galway Women's Network, with support from Wikimedia Community Ireland.

Event details[edit]

Alice Perry Engineering building
Alice Perry building NUI galway
  • Date: Thursday, 9th March, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. Drop in anytime.
  • Lunch: will be available.
  • Editing Workshops: At 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. No previous experience necessary!
  • Location: Engineering Lab G0046, Alice Perry Engineering building, NUI Galway. See building 21 on this campus map.
  • Who should attend: People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate. Students, staff and visitors to the University are all welcome.
  • How do I sign up? Create a Wikipedia account in advance of the day and add your name to the list below, or sign up on this Eventbrite page.
  • Do I need a laptop? A laptop is not necessary, since we'll be in a computer lab. But you are welcome to bring one if you prefer.
  • Hashtag: #WikiWomenIE

For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

How to Prepare[edit]

  1. CREATE A WIKIPEDIA ACCOUNT (if you don't already have one)

Please set up an account before the event if at all possible. Very few details are needed: a Username, password, and we recommend giving your email, if only to be reminded of your password when you forget it. The short Wikipedia:Tutorial/Registration explains why this is a good idea.

If you like, you can also learn a little about editing ahead of time here: w:en:Wikipedia:Tutorial, or see Getting started on Wikipedia for more information


If you have made at least one edit, please sign your name below using the signature tool or using ~~~~

  1. Sharonlflynn (talk) 10:11, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. Smirkybec (talk) 13:59, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
  3. Smcq (talk) 11:22, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Attendees (in person)[edit]

Please Sign your name below using the signature tool or using ~~~~

  1. Rachelhilliard (talk) 15:50, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. ProfShmoo (talk) 22:47, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
  3. KrisMeen (talk) 10:33, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  4. Smcq (talk) 20:37, 6 March 2017 (UTC)smcq
  5. Eilz2000 (talk) 16:29, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
  6. Maudalice (talk) 10:45, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  7. SiobhGalway (talk) 10:46, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  8. IainMacL (talk) 10:57, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  9. Fluffaloduffy (talk) 11:06, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  10. Iamtelltales (talk) 11:18, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  11. Anne Marie Power (talk) 11:28, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  12. AndreaFitzpatrick (talk) 11:36, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  13. Sineadglynnobrien (talk) 11:53, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  14. Fikearney (talk) 14:16, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  15. Niall Madden (talk) 14:21, 9 March 2017 (UTC)
  16. Tighnasi (talk) 14:52, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Online participants[edit]

Online participants from anywhere are very welcome, whether experienced or not. For a basic editing tutorial see Wikipedia:Tutorial, and Wikipedia:Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia is short, and full of good advice. Or try this one - four modules, taking one hour it says. Online participants who can't join us in person are welcome to list themselves below with # ~~~~

Suggested articles[edit]


Articles that are short and need expansion

No Article[edit]

Suggestions for new articles


If you are an experienced Wikipedian and are interested in helping please sign up below with 4 tildas.


The following pages were created or expanded upon as a result of this event:

In addition, two images were created and uploaded to the Commons.