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Women in leadership | September 2015

Women in Leadership
Virtual World Edit-a-thon
Date7 to 20 September 2015
LocationThis is a virtual, global event... you can participate from anywhere in the world
SponsorWomen in Red, a department of WikiProject Women
Twitter hashtagwomeninrededitathon
FacilitatorsRosiestep (talk · contribs)

The Women in Leadership Virtual World Edit-a-thon will be held from 7 to 20 September 2015. Anyone can take part whatever your previous experience. The event targets more focused work on the coverage of women in Wikipedia.


At WikiProject Women in Red, we have noticed serious gaps in Wikipedia's coverage of women in leadership. To help remedy the situation, we are focusing on a Virtual World Edit-a-thon from 7 to 20 September 2015 when we hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies of some of the many past and present prominent women leaders who are still red-linked on the English Wikipedia. A virtual edit-a-thon will allow enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the event, choosing names from our preliminary Women in leadership list. Relative newcomers to Wikipedia will be able to work with more experienced mentors who will assist them in creating or improving articles, and will provide on-going guidance in the future.

The main goals of the edit-a-thon are therefore:

  • 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 the neglected area of women in leadership
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works



I would like to take part in the event over the two weeks from 7 to 20 September 2015

  1. Ipigott (talk) 19:09, 25 August 2015 (UTC) (willing to act as a mentor)Reply[reply]
  2. SusunW (talk) 19:31, 25 August 2015 (UTC) (willing to act as a mentor)Reply[reply]
  3. Rosiestep (talk) 00:56, 26 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Dr. Blofeld 09:11, 26 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 09:22, 30 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Pharaoh of the Wizards (talk) 12:26, 30 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. lirazelf (talk) I'll likely be unavailable in week 1, but week 2 should be fine! Lirazelf (talk) 12:41, 31 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. EmilyvstheGorn (talk) I'll be available on and off during this period, and will try to get to any messages ASAP! EmilyvstheGorn (talk) 13:34, 31 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. TeriEmbrey (willing to act as a mentor)
  10. Fuzchia (talk) 21:55, 1 September 2015 (UTC) I'd love to help out! Just let me know where I'm needed. I enjoy both writing and clean-up.Reply[reply]
  11. Big_iron (talk) 17:29, 31 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. reinrosemary Happy to be a part of this event.Reinrosemary (talk) 16:05, 1 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Ser Amantio di Nicolao (talk) Can't do a whole lot, but I have a few articles in mind I'd like to contribute...
  14. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 10:20, 30 August 2015 (UTC) I'm in! :)Reply[reply]
  15. Leslie Les733 (talk) 01:05, 8 September 2015 (UTC) In!Reply[reply]
  16. Lotje (talk) 03:34, 8 September 2015 (UTC) I'm in, though... still trying to figure out how I can help. Lotje (talk) 03:34, 8 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. Uenuku (talk) 16:35, 8 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18. Nvvchar. 02:14, 9 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  19. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 15:34, 9 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. DThomsen8 (talk) 19:02, 9 September 2015 (UTC) Starting with a woman ship captain and one of the first Philadelphia woman doctorsReply[reply]
  21. User:Scribe4562 I would like to join. I can help with clean-up and then I will think more about new entries.Scribe4562 (talk) 19:28, 10 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22. Ruby2010 Great idea! Signing up to help, starting with Nancy Dubuc. Ruby 2010/2013 03:04, 11 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  23. gobonobo + c 20:01, 12 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  24. User:T. Anthony Not sure I'll do much, but interested in at least trying a bit.--T. Anthony (talk) 00:11, 13 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  25. Montanabw(talk) If the four articles we created during the editathon just a week before this started can count! I'm a little distracted right now...but with you in spirit. Montanabw(talk) 07:42, 18 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  26. Roxyuru (talk) 22:58, 20 September 2015 (UTC) Joining today.Reply[reply]

Not this time[edit]

I am keen to support Women in Red but cannot make it this time:

  1. Thanks for the invite. I don't usually work to these time-bound deadlines and contribute when and where I can. I've added a ton of female athlete biographies from the IAAF Championship this month (here and here). Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 10:23, 30 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Thank you kindly for the invite. Being the sloth that I am, I tend to wander about and have trouble staying within projects, but right now I'm on a patch of nice female biographies so I think I'll stick around there for a while now since it coincides with this event. w.carter-Talk 10:50, 30 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Many thanks for the invite. I have a long list of needed women's bios in the areas I work on (visual arts, architecture, writing) so am going to pass on this for now. With three cheers for this idea, Alafarge (talk) 20:43, 19 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Belatedly created an article for this project today! PamD 09:46, 14 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Articles to be created/translated[edit]

We have drawn up an initial list of prominent women leaders who have not yet been covered on the English Wikipedia. The list is arranged by country and contains links to basic information on each individual. Many of the names have been drawn from the world's most widely published lists of women leaders in business, finance, politics and government as well as from historic sources.

Please add any other missing articles for creation here:

Yes, provided that you use independent sources as well of course!♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:53, 18 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Articles to expand/improve[edit]

Please add articles on women in leadership which need further work:

  • Rheta Childe Dorr, born November 2, 1866? 1868? or like on the files --> 1872-1948 Lotje (talk) 12:50, 9 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Lillian Exum Clement - dates as given in article (1894–1925) do not match those in the North Carolina encyclopedia (12 Mar. 1886–21 Feb. 1925). That's a source I consider reliable, but no other source supports the birthdate it gives...but the resources I can find are scant enough that I'm not sure who to believe. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 23:12, 10 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Margherita Cogo - one-line stub. Yoninah (talk) 00:45, 17 September 2015 (UTC)  Done Ipigott or someone who speaks/reads Italian and you please confirm my translations of data. Thanks! SusunW (talk) 18:27, 20 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Thanks, SusunW! BTW quite a number of the articles listed under "Outcomes" are one-line stubs. This makes the number of our newly-created articles misleading, as those stubs will certainly show up at AFD in the near future. Yoninah (talk) 23:06, 20 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
denada Yoninah I am tagging them all to make sure they have some WikiProject related to women and hopefully they will then end up on our "Alerts" list, if they are nominated. I wish they would figure out how to automate adding WikiProjects. SusunW (talk) 00:01, 21 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Add the titles of new or upgraded articles here (latest at the top):

  1. Avid Larizadeh Duggan
  2. Kathryn Parsons
  3. Nancy Cruickshank
  4. Debra Crew
  5. Stephanie Langhoff
  6. Yiu Hai Seto Quon
  7. Sandi Peterson
  8. Jennifer Ho
  9. Sophie Walker
  10. Renu Kushawaha
  11. Sallie C. Booker
  12. Joy Golden
  13. Elinor Ferry
  14. Isabel Brown
  15. Kathryn Sellers
  16. Amina Bala-Zakari
  17. Maureen Clarke
  18. Martha Jane Knowlton Coray
  19. Mary Sutherland (political administrator)
  20. Therese Comodini Cachia
  21. Deb Henretta
  22. Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger
  23. Winifred Kiek
  24. Sylvia Michel
  25. Begum Zafar Ali
  26. Ashraf Abbasi
  27. Joyanti Sutiya
  28. Anna Scholz
  29. Monique Dorsainvil
  30. Kim Hong-hee,
  31. Nina Bourne
  32. Maria do Nascimento da Graça Amorim
  33. Rose Mukantabana
  34. Nora Castro
  35. Nellie Nugent Somerville
  36. Laura J. Eisenhuth
  37. Katie Page
  38. Juanita Molina de Fromen
  39. Nancy Melvina Caldwell
  40. Sarann Knight-Preddy
  41. Margherita Cogo
  42. Marina Tognetti
  43. Nadia Labidi
  44. Opossunoquonuske
  45. Barbara Labate
  46. Frances Culpeper Berkeley
  47. Edith Turner
  48. Meher Afroz Chumki
  49. Oľga Keltošová
  50. Alzira Rufino
  51. Nathalie Cabrol
  52. Inger Edelfeldt
  53. Zabeen Hirji
  54. Janet Bostwick
  55. Neema Namadamu
  56. Lene Dammand Lund
  57. Nancy B. Jackson
  58. Viera Petríková
  59. Mollie Holmes Adams
  60. Marzia Basel
  61. Lucila Luciani de Pérez Díaz
  62. Kerstin Günther
  63. Ndaté Yalla Mbodj
  64. Gunilla Asker
  65. Ruth Milles
  66. Siri Derkert
  67. Charlotte Strömberg
  68. Catherine Barba
  69. Katherine Romero
  70. Eleni Skoura
  71. Corinne Vigreux
  72. Suzana Grubješić
  73. Catherine T. Hunt
  74. Helena Foulkes
  75. Suhayya Abu-Hakima
  76. Andrea Gill
  77. Oliveira Lima Library
  78. Flora de Oliveira Lima
  79. Dorothy Musuleng-Cooper
  80. Anne Bouverot
  81. Irene Sandiford-Garner
  82. Elsa Reichmanis
  83. Muriel Anton
  84. Sophie Vandebroek
  85. Nellie Gray Robertson
  86. Salome Þorkelsdóttir
  87. Aisha Rateb
  88. Yadira Henríquez
  89. Mabel Moir James
  90. Ruth Virginia Brazzil
  91. Farida Azizi
  92. Maria João Bustorff
  93. Ljerka Mintas-Hodak
  94. Tracy Robinson
  95. Susana Ruiz Cerutti
  96. Geraldine Le Meur
  97. Hattie Leah Henenberg
  98. All-Woman Supreme Court
  99. Inga Beale
  100. Ana Maiques
  101. Beatriz Ramírez Abella
  102. Jaana Tuominen
  103. Margie Neal
  104. Edith Wilmans
  105. Maija-Liisa Friman
  106. Aziza Ahmadyar
  107. Laura Albornoz
  108. Etta Semple
  109. Alice Téligny Mathon
  110. Azita Shariati
  111. Annie White Baxter
  112. María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila
  113. Mayme Ousley
  114. Rosa Oriol
  115. Karen Sheriff
  116. Mary Nelson Winslow
  117. Sarah Lucille Turner
  118. Nancy Dubuc
  119. Stina Ehrensvärd
  120. Florence Ievers
  121. Helena Helmersson
  122. Mary-Cooke Branch Munford
  123. Kjersti Løken Stavrum
  124. Martha Thomas Fitzgerald
  125. Antoinette Kensel Thurgood
  126. Indranie Chandarpal
  127. Bridget van Kralingen
  128. Kate Vixon Wofford
  129. Nilcéia Freire
  130. Teresa MacBain
  131. Joy Grant (clean-up/expansion)
  132. Annika Biørnstad
  133. Anne Carine Tanum
  134. Mary Gordon Ellis
  135. Mimí Langer
  136. Ana Rosa Schlieper de Martínez Guerrero
  137. Jacqui Quinn-Leandro
  138. Khalida Brohi
  139. Louise O'Sullivan
  140. Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller
  141. Gertrude Dills McKee
  142. Corinth Morter-Lewis (clean-up/expansion)
  143. Loretta Butler-Turner
  144. Berit Svendsen
  145. Margareth Øvrum
  146. Helen Ruth Henderson
  147. Jane Ellen Usher
  148. Elena Mederos
  149. Sandi Peterson
  150. Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla
  151. Jamila Afghani
  152. Aída Parada
  153. Joan Waugh, historian
  154. Mary Ann Turcke
  155. Ella Graham Agnew
  156. Elsebeth Budolfsen
  157. Clara Cressingham (improved a bit - needed cleaning up)
  158. Violeta Chamorro (improved)
  159. Ann-Marie Campbell
  160. Elaine Coughlan
  161. Cecilia Braslavsky
  162. Helen Timmons Henderson
  163. Catherine N. Norton
  164. Sarah Lee Fain
  165. Carolyn Floyd
  166. Eva Mae Fleming Scott
  167. Jessica Blanche Peixotto
  168. Charlotte Giesen
  169. Ernestina A. López
  170. Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak
  171. Tine Susanne Miksch Roed
  172. Camilla Ley Valentin
  173. Birgit Aagard-Svendsen
  174. Lidia Fernández
  175. Lourdes Aflague Leon Guerrero
  176. Daniela Bobeva
  177. Pravina Mehta
  178. Mercy Williams
  179. Samsi
  180. Dolly Akers
  181. Helen P. Clarke
  182. Rose Hum Lee
  183. Beth Baker

Did You Know? articles[edit]

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  1. ^ "Whenever I've had a challenge, or people say 'no, you can't,' I say 'why not?'". Chemical Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 9 September 2015.