Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/102

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December 2018

Women Laureates

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

Happening now: Photographers Laureates Geofocus: Countries beginning with 'I'

Starting in January: Year-long Focus on Suffrage Women of War and Peace Play Geofocus: Caucasus

See also: Future events

Welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR)!
Our objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's representation on all language Wikipedias (biographies, women's works, women's issues, broadly construed). Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.69% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule. Editors of all genders are equally and warmly welcome at Women in Red!
Online event
1–31 December 2018
Lillian Hetet-Owen receives Special Award number 2
Use social media to promote our work!
FacebookWiki Women in Red
PinterestDecember 2018 editathons
Add to articles
  • Authority control should be included at the foot of every biography: {{Authority control}}. It will remain hidden until relevant identifiers have been added to Wikidata.
  • Choose applicable Categories including relevant subcategories of Category:Women.
  • If applicable, add a stub template at the foot of an article:{{stub}}.
Add to article talk pages
  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-102}}

In December 2018, Women in Red is focusing on women laureates.

We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women award winners, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in our initiative. You are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered.

The main goals of the event are:

  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create this month, and another section where you can add the images you have uploaded to Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
  • If you tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Those relating to awards are listed below:

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:


  1. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 02:25, 27 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Ipigott (talk) 08:34, 27 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Penny Richards (talk) 14:22, 27 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Rosalina523 (talk) 14:52, 27 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. SusunW (talk) 15:15, 27 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Victuallers (talk) 11:52, 28 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Rosiestep (talk) 23:07, 28 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. PamD 10:53, 2 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Big_iron (talk) 16:50, 6 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 21:47, 10 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Bakazaka (talk) 08:18, 15 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Kaylea Champion (talk) 06:36, 26 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Promote our work[edit]


  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter

New or upgraded articles[edit]

Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new. Please list the award (or one of the highest awards)

  1. United StatesLebanon Fedwa Malti-Douglas
  2. United States Ethyle R. Wolfe
  3. Arab Woman of the Year Award
  4. Hungary Aurelia Litsner De Fere
  5. United States Jacqui Banaszynski
  6. United Kingdom Mary Lindell TW
  7. Canada Lorna deBlicquy TW, PIN
  8. Canada Kathleen Fox (aviator) - PIN
  9. DenmarkCanadaVera Strodl Dowling TW, PIN
  10. Finland Tove Skutnabb-Kangas - Linguapax award TW
  11. Japan Kaoru Takamura - Naoki Prize
  12. England Jane Asher (swimmer) International Swimming Hall of Fame
  13. United States Amy Freeman Lee Texas Women's Hall of Fame
  14. United States Wilhelmina Ruth Delco James Bryant Conant Award
  15. United States Mary Pat Flaherty Pulitzer Prize for Specialized Reporting TW
  16. Denmark Kirsten Olesen
  17. United States Diane Seuss Pulitzer Prize for Poetry finalist
  18. Canada Diana Wieler Governor General's Award for English-language children's literature
  19. Canada Mireille Levert - Governor General's Award for English-language children's illustration
  20. Uganda Beatrice Ayuru Byaruhanga - Women in Business Award TW
  21. United Nations Women in Business Award TW, PIN
  22. Denmark Lone Koppel
  23. France Marie-Hélène Lafon - Prix Goncourt - PIN
  24. France Catherine Paysan - Grand prix de littérature de la SGDL - PIN
  25. United States Alex Truesdell - MacArthur Fellowship
  26. United Kingdom Barbara Firth - Kate Greenaway Medal TW - PIN
  27. Canada F. Estelle R. Simons - Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
  28. Denmark Tina Kiberg - Kongelige Kammersangere
  29. Canada Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg - Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Did You Know features[edit]

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

  • Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]