Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/11

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Women in RedAbout us

Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.65% 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.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!

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DatesApril 13-14 2016
LocationThis is a virtual, global event... you can participate from anywhere in the world
HostWomen in Red
SupportingUniversity of Edinburgh
FacilitatorsRosiestep; add your name here; add your name here

Celebrating Women in Espionage

For Spy Week 2016 on April 13-20, 2016, Women in Red is focusing on women in espionage, in collaboration with and support of University of Edinburgh's "Women in Espionage and Spy Fiction".

Anyone can take part in this event, whatever their previous experience. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies of some of the women in espionage who are still red-linked on the English Wikipedia. The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work. See the list of red links for guidance.

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


  1. User:Aboudaqn for Melissa Boyle Mahle, Hede Massing, Grace Lumpkin, Judith Coplon, Carol Weiss King, Berthe Zimmermann, Elinor Ferry, Virginia Foster Durr, Ruth Fischer, others
  2. 97198 (talk) 04:25, 12 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Ipigott (talk) 06:38, 12 April 2016 (UTC) I'll try to contribute at least one author biographyReply[reply]
  4. T. Anthony (talk) 07:12, 12 April 2016 (UTC) I might be a bit busy with other work though.Reply[reply]
  5. Caeciliusinhorto (talk) 08:28, 12 April 2016 (UTC) I'll try to write an article, possibly on one of the women involved in the Venona Project, and have a look at some of the "to improve" articles.Reply[reply]
  6. Nvvchar. 11:53, 12 April 2016 (UTC) I am active in the three current (8,9 and 10) Red projectsReply[reply]
  7. Victuallers (talk) 14:36, 12 April 2016 (UTC) I was trying to keep it a secret!Reply[reply]
  8. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:53, 12 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Rosiestep (talk) 01:34, 13 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. SusunW (talk) 17:42, 13 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. PamD 22:47, 14 April 2016 (UTC) I've made a stub for Ginette JullianReply[reply]
  12. Alafarge (talk) 21:51, 21 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Howkafkaesque (talk) 01:45, 27 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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

Add these to articles[edit]

Add these to article talkpages[edit]

  • If the woman was born before 1950 use: {{WikiProject Women's history}}
  • If the woman was born after 1950 use: {{WikiProject Women}}
  • {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • Add to WikiProject Esponiage: {{WikiProject Espionage |class= |importance= }}
  • Add to WikiProject Military history:{{WPMILHIST|class= }}
  • Important: Please also include the Women in Esponiage editathon template for this event: {{WIR-Spy 2016}}


  • Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles here – most recent at the top
  1. Melissa Boyle Mahle (expanded with Infobox, reorganization, expansion with citations)
  2. Marie Meyer (espionage)
  3. Ruth Mitchell (double threat: also listed under writers!)
  4. Agent 355 - improved
  5. Laura Holmes
  6. Ruth A. David
  7. Leslie Silbert
  8. Melissa Boyle Mahle
  9. Magda Fontanges
  10. Minnie M. Kenny
  11. Ginette Jullian - only a stub
  12. Astrid Dövle Dollis Dahlgren
  13. Juliana Mickwitz
  14. Sarah Helm
  15. Grace Banker
  16. Dorothy Blum, NSA computer scientist
  17. Marie Christine Chilver - polished (upgraded?)
  18. Josette Bruce, writer of spy fiction

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
  1. Elizabeth Alkin - 13 June

Press about the event[edit]

  • add here

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