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May Mays | May 2020

May: Healthcare Women and their animals Mary Mary month of May Geofocus Central and Eastern Europe

June: Pride United Nations Gender imbalance

2020 global initiatives: #1day1woman2020 Sports

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 19.33% 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.
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Last year we had a successful focus on women associated with the name May. This year, we're extending it to cover the name "Mary" and all its variants, for example Maria, Marie, Mariah, Miriam, Miryam, Maryam and Máire, as well as its occurrences in other scripts. You are also welcome to write articles on women associated with the name "May".

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 associated with Mary or May, 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]

A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Some of those relating to women named May or Mary are listed below:

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. Mary Thygeson Shepardson
  2. United States Mabel R. Gillis - PIN
  3. Canada Mary J. L. Black - PIN
  4. United Kingdom Mary Hume-Rothery
  5. United States Mary Wood Swift - PIN
  6. Spain Mallorca Maria Antònia Salvà i Ripoll
  7. Germany Ottilie Baader
  8. United States Mary Warren (actress) - PIN
  9. United States Marie L. Clinton - PIN
  10. Venezuela María Lionza (statue) - new + images (statue)
  11. United States Wendy Whelan - upgraded
  12. Canada Mary Love (artist) - destub
  13. United Kingdom Mary Burkett
  14. United States Mary Sifton Pepper - PIN
  15. Canada Mary Eliza Herbert - upgrade
  16. United States Mary S. Caswell - PIN
  17. United States Mary Roberts Coolidge -upg, added img, PIN
  18. Portugal Maria Veleda
  19. Canada Mary Louise Northway - improved
  20. Israel Miriam Ziv could use help expanding it
  21. Canada Mary Baker McQuesten
  22. United States Mary Porter Beegle - PIN
  23. United States Mary Phillips Riis - PIN
  24. Democratic Republic of the Congo Marie Ndjeka Opombo stub. Can use help
  25. Austria Maria Weiss (singer)
  26. Canada Isabella Mary Gainsford
  27. United States Mary Noyes Farr - PIN
  28. United Kingdom Mary Baxter Ellis
  29. United Kingdom Mary Alger
  30. United Kingdom Mary Tealby founded the UK dogs home
  31. Paraguay María Odulia Nicola Ruotti - PIN
  32. United Kingdom aka May/Mary Stewart upgrade
  33. Canada Mary Mellish - PIN
  34. United States Mary Floyd Williams - PIN
  35. United States Mary Kaestner - PIN
  36. United States Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite
  37. United States Marie Conway Oemler
  38. Germany Marie Bernays - PIN
  39. Germany Maria Schilder
  40. Germany Maria Paasche
  41. Canada Marian Noel Sherman
  42. United States Marion Stirling Pugh - PIN
  43. Philippines Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson
  44. ItalyMaria Assunta Accili Sabbatini stub - can use some help
  45. ItalyMaria Angela Zappia
  46. Argentina Maria Isabel Hylton Scott - PIN
  47. Spain María Orán
  48. United States Mabel Riegelman -destub, PIN
  49. ArgentinaUnited Kingdom Marianela Núñez - improved, PIN
  50. Poland Janina Oyrzanowska-Poplewska
  51. United Kingdom Mary Applebey TW, PIN
  52. Canada Mary Berg (chef) (former redirect), PIN
  53. Bulgaria Margarita Ganeva need help to improve
  54. Angola Maria Elizabeth Simbrão de Carvalho need help to improve article. Most sources are in Portuguese
  55. United States Rosemary L. Ginn can use help expanding
  56. United States Marie Shear -destub
  57. Denmark Marie Toft - PIN
  58. The Bahamas Margaret Evangeline McDonald - could use help expanding
  59. Nigeria Maimunat Adaji TW
  60. United States Mary Pendleton - PIN
  61. Australia Marie Narelle - PIN
  62. United States Mary Beard (nursing)
  63. Canada Mary Vingoe - destub
  64. Burkina Faso Jacqueline Marie Zaba Nikiema
  65. France Marie-Agnès Gillot - destub
  66. Germany Maria Dahl
  67. United States Mabel Frenyear -PIN
  68. Denmark Marie Hammer
  69. United States Maria Kowroski improved - added infobox, details, sections and sources
  70. Mexico Vicky Carranza born in May
  71. United States Mary O'Donnell de Garmo - PIN
  72. Nigeria Juliet Akano born in May
  73. Denmark Marie Vilhelmine Bang
  74. United Kingdom Mary Corkling healthy food and vegetarian TW
  75. United States Ann M. Hardy
  76. United States Mary Dasso
  77. United States Mary Stiner Anthropologist
  78. RussiaUnited States Maria Kochetkova improved - updated, more details and references, PIN
  79. United Kingdom Agnes Mary Field -merged, upg, img, PIN
  80. United Kingdom Joanna Zylinska birthday on 5/5, PIN
  81. ItalyUnited Kingdom Mara Galeazzi - improved - updated, created different sections
  82. United States Mary deGarmo Bryan - PIN
  83. Spain María Izquierdo Rojo - PIN
  84. United States Marie Ponsot added some refs
  85. United States Mary Carlin Yates improved - added requested references, updated, PIN
  86. United States Mary C. McLaughlin
  87. Canada Mary De Vera
  88. Czechoslovakia Marie Heritesová - PIN
  89. Angola Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira - PIN
  90. United States Marie Frugone - PIN
  91. United Kingdom Marie Booth Russell - PIN
  92. Portugal Maria Amélia Santos

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
  • Ottilie Baader - 11 June

Outcomes (media)[edit]

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Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]


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  2. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "HENDERSON Margaret Mary". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content Pty Ltd.
  3. ^ Royal Australasian College of Physicians- College Roll: Heseltine, Mary Jermyn (accessed:28-06-2007)
  4. ^ "Mary May Woodcarving".
  5. ^ "Mary May in the Woodwright's Shop". PBS.
  6. ^ "Carving the Acanthus Leaf".
  7. ^ "Australian Women in Diplomacy: Australian Diplomacy for Women". DFAT. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Public Service Commission". Public Service Commission. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Finland". Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 17 May 2020.