Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/137

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Women in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics | October 2019

October: STEM Fashion Geofocus: Landlocked countries

Stub contest (starting) Global initiative (continuing): #1day1woman Global initiative (continuing): Focus on Suffrage

September: Law Military history Writers Geofocus: Defunct countries

See also: Future events

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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 19.56% 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!
Online event
1–31 October 2019
White House Women in STEM Speakers Bureau
Use social media to promote our work!
FacebookWiki Women in Red
PinterestOctober 2019 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-137}}

Inspired by Ada Lovelace Day on the 8th, once again this October we will be focusing on women in STEM, not forgetting environmentalists, neuroscientists and sci-fi writers.

Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women in all fields of science around the world, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts wherever they may be to participate in our initiative. Contributors are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered, for example under our #1day1woman priority.

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]

We have red-link lists on women from all relevant fields, which can be found in our redlist index. A selection of those which might be most useful for this priority is listed below.

Crowd-sourced (CS) and Wikidata (WD) red-link lists: women's biographies in other language versions of Wikipedia:

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


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

  1. United States Alexandra Tillson Filer
  2. United States Ann Fowler Rhoads
  3. Switzerland Verena Meyer - PIN
  4. Austria Ina Wagner
  5. United States Holly A. Taylor
  6. United States Chanita Hughes-Halbert - PIN
  7. United StatesCosta Rica Winifred Hallwachs, ecologist, DYK, PIN
  8. Israel Sharon Gerecht
  9. United States Colleen Barry
  10. United States Nada Golmie - PIN
  11. United States Katarina Cicak
  12. United Kingdom Vera Collum - TW, PIN
  13. ChinaUnited States Winnie Wong-Ng - PIN
  14. United States Sister Marie Inez Hilger
  15. Canada Thelma Finlayson - PIN
  16. CanadaAustralia Tania Bubela - PIN
  17. United States Angela R. Hight Walker - PIN
  18. United States Elizabeth Donley
  19. United States Kathryn Beers - PIN
  20. United States Adriana Lita
  21. United States Julie Borchers
  22. United States Heather Patrick
  23. United States Marcia Huber
  24. Georgia (country) Olga Guramishvili-Nikoladze - PIN
  25. ChinaCanada Yuezhi Zhao - expanded, added photo, PIN
  26. ChinaUnited States Hui Wu
  27. Canada Anne Salomon - PIN
  28. United States Donna Harman
  29. United States Kimberly A. With
  30. Canada Marie D'Iorio
  31. United States Nina McClelland
  32. Canada Ann Langley
  33. Canada Pratima Bansal
  34. Norway United States Birgit Vennesland
  35. United States Betty Sullivan
  36. United States Gwendolyne Cowart - PIN
  37. Malaysia Cassandra Khaw TW
  38. Nigeria Ayodele Olofintuade TW
  39. GermanyUnited States Hildegard Korf Kallmann-Bijl - TW
  40. GreeceUnited States Efi Foufoula-Georgiou TW polish
  41. Nigeria Pemi Aguda TW
  42. United States Erica Ollmann Saphire
  43. United States Alix E. Harrow TW
  44. United States Betsy James TW
  45. United States Swee Lay Thein TW, PIN
  46. United States Carrie Richerson TW
  47. Germany Katrin Böhning-Gaese - PIN
  48. United States Alice Eleanor Jones TW, PIN
  49. Estonia Ulla Preeden
  50. Chile Millarca Valenzuela - PIN
  51. United States Elinor Busby TW
  52. United States Ruthanna Emrys TW
  53. United States Cheryl J. Franklin TW
  54. United States Adrienne Martine-Barnes TW
  55. Republic of Ireland Anne Butler (engineer) TW
  56. Republic of Ireland Regina Moran TW
  57. Republic of Ireland Marguerite Sayers TW
  58. United States Marian Fischman
  59. Republic of Ireland Dervilla Mitchell
  60. United States Anoatok: Upgraded Anoatok article from stub to start, shifting credit for the historic home's creation to its creator, Dr. Elizabeth Kane (from her husband, who died 13 years before the home was built), FB
  61. United States Elizabeth Kane: Added section about Anoatok to existing GA for Elizabeth Kane, FB, PIN
  62. Ghana Patricia Obo-Nai
  63. Ghana Anne Amuzu
  64. Ghana Sara Nana Yeboah
  65. Ghana Ellen Boakye FB, TW
  66. Ghana Fathia Ayodele Karim
  67. Ghana Marian Asantewah Nkansah TW
  68. Ghana Afua Adwo Jectey Hesse
  69. Ghana Rita Akosua Dickson
  70. United States Anna Wessels Williams: Added publications, biblio and further readings.

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