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Ada Lovelace Day:
24-Hour Global Edit-a-thon on 12 October 2021

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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 19.45% 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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12 October 2021
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Given the success of our presentations at Wikimania and the need for more contributors to write about women and their works, Women in Red (WiR) is celebrating Ada Lovelace Day12 October—with a round-the-clock online edit-a-thon. Online events in Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Kenya and UK timezones, focused on the biographies of women in STEM, will offer inspiring presentations and extensive support, especially for new contributors creating their first articles about women.

By means of simply presented exercises in the basic features of Wikipedia editing, we hope to see newcomers embark on their first creative assignments. Those of you who have not yet tried your hand at beginning new articles will be guided on the road to success, both through these events and by personal mentoring.

What else?
  • Below, you'll find the events, as well as sections for listing the articles you create or improve and the images you upload to the Wikimedia Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors. WiR also maintains a list of biographical resources to aid in searching for sources.
  • If you share any of the articles on social media, please indicate this next to the article name.
Questions or comments during the event?

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Ada Lovelace Day schedule 24-Hour Global Edit-a-thon 12 October 2021

New Zealand and Australia[edit]

Date: Tuesday 12 October 2021

Time: Noon – 10.00 pm NZST / 10:00 am – 8:00 pm AEST (12.00am BST UK time)

Location: Online (zoom link via registration through Eventbrite. Links on page)


  • Four workshop sessions across time zones in New Zealand and Australia. Open to all levels of new editors wanting to learn how to create a biography of a notable STEM women. We have people to teach you!
  • Online sessions with open chat rooms for experienced editors to create content in a collegial environment. Join the zoom link whenever you are able.
Click here for New Zealand and Australia event

Kenya and Pakistan[edit]

Free Wikipedia training sessions
Session Local Time UK time Register
Kenya 14:00 - 16:00 pm 13:00 - 16:00 pm Kenya session, coaching available for new people or join an editing room Zoom link via Eventbrite
Pakistan 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm 16:00 - 18:00 pm Pakistan based session, coaching available for new people or join an editing room TBA

UK timezones[edit]

Time: 2 p.m.(UK time) (1 p.m UTC)

Click here for UK event

Link: via Eventbrite here.


Time: 12:00 - 2 p.m UTC
Link: TBA

Click here for Ghana event

American timezones[edit]

Free Wikipedia training sessions
Session Local Time UK time Register
Salt Lake City, USA 16:30 - 18:30 pm MDT 23:30 - 01:30 pm Salt Lake City session, slapdash coaching available from KarenJoyce - more coaches welcome Zoom link via Meetup

Wikipedia Weekly videocast[edit]

Wikimedia Weekly thumbnail AdaLovelaceDay2021.png

Join us for live editing Wikipedia Weekly videocast at 1pm EDT/5 pm UTC. Working with @Rosiestep @restlesscurator @SiobhanLeachman @WikiWomenInRed @Fuzheado on the Timeline of women in computing and more.

Other events[edit]

Other event planners are warmly welcomed to add their details and links.

Global participants[edit]

Not attending one of these events? Join our virtual editathon! Please register with the Dashboard (a place where progress is counted and articles are allocated).


WiR maintains a wide variety of red-link lists. Some of the most relevant to this event are listed below.

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

Note: for those listed in the Dictionary of Women Worldwide, some corresponding entries may be found at or, for access to all, by signing up for the Wikipedia Library's free bundle and then using this search option.

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

Promote our work[edit]

You can find the new and improved articles here, as they are created. Do feel free to publicise them and you can record this below. Thank you.


  • 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; use the hashtag #WikiAda24
  • Add IG after the article if you post it on Instagram

New articles[edit]

Please add your new articles here:

Improved articles[edit]

Please add articles you have improved here:

  1. New Zealand Nicola Gaston expanded (and possible Polish- and German-language translations coming)
  2. New Zealand Jean Mary Sandel
  3. New Zealand Norma Restieaux

New images[edit]

Please add any images you have uploaded here:

"Did You Know...?" features[edit]

Add here, newest at the top

  1. Lesley Akyaa Opoku Ware - 10 November
  2. Małgorzata Kalinowska-Iszkowska - 5 November
  3. Marie Surcouf - 4 November