Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/142

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November 2019

Women in Leadership

November: Libraries and archives Leadership Wikipedia Asian Month

Continuing: Stub contest Global initiative: #1day1woman Global initiative: Focus on Suffrage

See also: Future events

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 19.69% 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.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
Online event
1–30 November 2019
Anne Doyle & Women leaders
Use social media to promote our work!
FacebookWiki Women in Red
PinterestNovember 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-142}}

This November, for the first time since September 2015, we are concentrating on women in leadership, whether in business, government, education, the arts, the military, or in running organizations.

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 the Women in Red navbox. 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. Ecuador María Fernanda Tamayo
  2. United States Reverend Canon Kelly Brown Douglas - TW
  3. AustriaTurkey Selma Yildirim
  4. Spain María Seguí Gómez
  5. Germany Daniela Ludwig
  6. Netherlands Antilles Mirna Louisa-Godett
  7. East Germany Eveline Klett
  8. East Germany Monika Werner
  9. East Germany Rosel Walther
  10. Tibet Tsering Dolma
  11. China Pu Jiexiu
  12. East Germany Margarete Müller
  13. East Germany Anni Neumann
  14. East Germany Brunhilde Hanke
  15. United States Donna Tobias
  16. East Germany Else Merke
  17. French Polynesia Teriitaria II - upgraded
  18. Spain Ángeles Flórez Peón
  19. East Germany Irmgard Neumann - PIN
  20. Austria Waltraud Klasnic - PIN
  21. India Herabai Tata - PIN
  22. United States Sharon McGowan
  23. Spain María Ángeles Martín Prats
  24. Denmark Bitte Kai Rand
  25. Germany Alexandra W. Busch - PIN
  26. Austria Monika Forstinger
  27. Spain Elena Barraquer Compte - PIN
  28. Austria Sonja Stiegelbauer
  29. Austria Helga Konrad - PIN
  30. United Kingdom Penelope Curtis - PIN
  31. Panama Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño - PIN
  32. United States Lucy Coles - PIN
  33. Sierra LeoneJamaica Margarette May Macaulay - PIN
  34. Brazil Jurema Werneck - PIN
  35. Peru Carmen Rosa Núñez Campos
  36. United States Deirdre Breakenridge upgrade - PIN
  37. Canada Clotilda Douglas-Yakimchuk
  38. Bolivia Karen Longaric
  39. Bolivia Jeanine Áñez - PIN
  40. Canada Ann MacLean
  41. India Priya Prakash - PIN
  42. United States Mary Riggs Noble - PIN
  43. Lebanon Lamia Moubayed Bissat (AfC)
  44. India Chitra Sarwara (AfC) - PIN
  45. United States Susan M. Sanchez
  46. Norway Tonje Skinnarland
  47. Greece Argiro Barbarigou - PIN
  48. United States Constance Kies
  49. Armenia Sona Ghazaryan
  50. United States Maureen T. Hallinan
  51. Chad Aché Coelo
  52. ChadFrance Vanessa Moungar
  53. ChadFrance Hinda Deby Itno - PIN
  54. Austria Elisabeth Sickl
  55. Japan Hideko Inouye - PIN
  56. United States Mary Christian (upgraded)
  57. Colombia Laura Tobón - PIN
  58. Austria Eleonora Hostasch - PIN
  59. Republic of Ireland Mary Curtis (TV executive) TW
  60. United Kingdom Esther Killick
  61. Chad Achta Djibrine Sy - PIN
  62. Austria Sophie Karmasin - PIN
  63. Netherlands Monique van Daalen
  64. United States Judith Kersey
  65. United States Sally Milgrim - PIN
  66. United States Anne Plant - PIN
  67. Japan Tetsu Yasui - PIN
  68. United States Marilyn Kirkpatrick - PIN
  69. United States Ingrid Vanderveldt - PIN
  70. England Cindy Gallop - PIN
  71. European Union Germany Netherlands Wilmya Zimmermann
  72. United States Lizzie Dorman Fyler
  73. Ecuador Isabel Noboa
  74. Austria Beatrix Karl
  75. Austria Marie Lang - PIN
  76. France Odette Abadi - PIN
  77. Japan Michi Matsuda - PIN
  78. United States Melanie Adams TW
  79. Canada Evaleen Jaager Roy - PIN
  80. Austria Hilde Hawlicek (destubbed) - PIN
  81. SingaporeAline Wong
  82. Puerto RicoMyrna Casas
  83. Denmark Bodil Nyboe Andersen - PIN
  84. Austria Heidrun Silhavy - PIN
  85. China Shen Jilan - PIN
  86. TibetNamgyal Lhamo Taklha - PIN
  87. Austria Ruth Feldgrill-Zankel
  88. United StatesDiane Havlir - PIN
  89. United StatesEthiopia Ariana Austin Makonnen (improved, image added) - PIN
  90. Ukraine Mariya Ionova - PIN
  91. United StatesIndia Ghazala Hashmi
  92. Canada Tamara Vrooman - PIN
  93. United States Patricia Burrowes
  94. Austria Andrea Kdolsky - PIN
  95. Canada Sharon Priest
  96. Argentina Diana Maffía - PIN
  97. England Ann Carter (rioter)
  98. United StatesAustralia Judith Lean - PIN
  99. France Lauren Bastide TW
  100. United States Dian Graves Stai
  101. United States Carole De Saram
  102. Canada Barbara J. Rae
  103. The Gambia Isatou Ceesay
  104. South Africa Shirley Machaba

Did You Know features[edit]

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

Outcomes (media)[edit]

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