Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/213

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Endocrine Health - World Diabetes Day
November 2021

November: Film+Stage Endocrine Health

Continuing: Oceania contest

2021 global initiatives: #1day1woman2021 Women's rights

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 19.45% 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.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
Online event
1–30 November 2021
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  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-213}}

In November 2021 Women in Red is starting a new initiative to coincide with World Diabetes Day on 14 November. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles on the theme of diabetes and endocrine health. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate.

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 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

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 share any of the articles or images on social media, 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 relevant fields and countries, which can be found in the WiR Redlink index. A selection of those which might be most useful for this priority is 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
  • Add IG after the article if you post it on Instagram

New or upgraded articles[edit]

Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new

  1. South KoreaUnited States J. Sook Chung
  2. United States Helene Hanff upgrade, PIN
  3. United Kingdom Mabel Barltrop failed to resurrect DYK, PIN
  4. United Kingdom Constance Collier first European treated with insulin - upgrade, PIN
  5. United Kingdom Emily Ayckbowm upgrade, PIN
  6. Finland Hannele Yki-Järvinen
  7. United Kingdom Melanie Davies
  8. ChinaUnited States Chi Che Wang - PIN
  9. Switzerland Kitty Ponse
  10. Sweden Helena Edlund
  11. United States Lois Jovanovic
  12. United Kingdom Anna Gloyn
  13. United States Tracey D. Brown
  14. Spain Carme Valls - PIN
  15. United States Madge Skelly - PIN
  16. United States Priscilla White (physician) upgrade, PIN
  17. United States Sherita Hill Golden DYK nom for World Diabetes Day, PIN
  18. United States Adrian Sandra Dobs

Did You Know features[edit]

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

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Add here – most recent at the top

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]