Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/216

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Women who died in 2021
December 2021 - January 2022

January Women in business US territories

Continuing: Women who died in 2021

2022 global initiatives: #1day1woman2022 Climate

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 December 2020 to 31 January 2021
Mary Earle (1929–2021), New Zealand food technologist
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Once again in December and January we are focusing on notable women who died in 2021, from all fields and nationalities. Many of them will have been covered in detail in the obituaries published in newspapers and journals around the world.

We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about notable women who have recently died, including their writings or other works.

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 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 prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media and via nominations to Main Page features Did You Know…? and In The News.

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, upload any of the images to Pinterest, or successfully nominate for In The News, 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 our redlist index. 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:

Deaths in 2021 (for prior months, use history to find version before redlinks removed)

From The New York Times: Obituaries

UK The Guardian: Obituaries (Start of the year)

Misc. others:

Works in progress (Stubs, Drafts, AfCs, AfDs,…)[edit]

Existing articles which need improvement (searches are approximate):

  • AfDs (may not meet notability criteria) Search
  • Needs additional citations Search


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 LI after the article if you mention it on LinkedIn
  • Add ITN after the article if it was posted on the main page via WP:In The News.

New or upgraded articles[edit]

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

  1. Ukraine Olena Lytovchenko - translated from Ukrainian, LI
  2. Cyprus Mimi Kyprianou
  3. Australia Mary Mahoney (physician)
  4. Suriname Cándani
  5. United States Lenore Janis
  6. United States Jane Kaufman - upgraded, added image, PIN TW
  7. PolandIsraelWisconsin Rachel Feldhay Brenner
  8. Venezuela Yolanda Tortolero
  9. United States Ann Tukey Harrison
  10. United States Joan Schenkar
  11. Afghanistan Princess Maryam Begum - added img, PIN
  12. HungaryGermany Beatrix, Countess of Schönburg-Glauchau
  13. Cameroon Emilia Monjowa Lifaka - PIN
  14. Croatia Irena Vrkljan - upg, img, PIN
  15. United States Mary Wilburn - PIN
  16. Suriname Irene Lalji - PIN
  17. United States Melinda Micco
  18. Paraguay Elisa Ruiz Díaz - PIN
  19. Spain Alicia Iturrioz
  20. United States Elfrida von Nardroff - upgraded, PIN
  21. United States Anne Emerman - upgraded TW
  22. BelarusCanada Faye Schulman - upgraded inaccurate TW
  23. United States Laura Foreman (journalist) - AfC
  24. United States Lynn Franklin (writer, born 1946)
  25. Russia Marianne Grunberg-Manago - PIN
  26. Italy Emilia De Biasi - PIN
  27. Venezuela Killing of Daniela Figueredo
  28. Venezuela Rossana Ordóñez
  29. Venezuela Gloria Lizárraga de Capriles - PIN, DYK
  30. India Laxmipriya Mohapatra
  31. India Sonal Shukla
  32. Ukraine Valentyna Rakytianska - PIN
  33. France Éliane Thibaut-Comelade- upg
  34. United States Darby Penney
  35. United States Kate Payne - PIN
  36. United States Lani Stephenson
  37. Portugal Isabel da Nóbrega - upg
  38. India Indira Hridayesh - upg
  39. United States Thelma Shoher Baker
  40. United States Sheila Tobias - PIN
  41. KoreaUnited States ChoKyun Rha - PIN
  42. Denmark Charlotte Strandgaard - upg
  43. Croatia Petrica Novosel Žic
  44. United States Edith Prague - PIN
  45. Spain María Magdalena Domínguez - PIN
  46. United States bell hooks - upg, PIN
  47. United States Yvonne Wilder - PIN
  48. Sweden Margareta Ekström - upgraded, +2995 PIN
  49. United States Claudia Levy
  50. PolandUnited Kingdom Lili Pohlmann
  51. India Mannu Bhandari - upgraded, +10780, PIN
  52. Spain Verónica Forqué - upg, PIN
  53. Canada Joan Ford DYK
  54. India Asha Patel - upgraded
  55. United States Juliette Paskowitz - PIN TW
  56. LebanonUnited States Etel Adnan upgraded +960, PIN
  57. United Kingdom Henryetta Edwards TW
  58. RussiaIsraelUnited States Miriam Laserson - PIN
  59. Egypt Abla al-Kahlawi
  60. United States Jetta Jones - PIN
  61. United States Marjorie Tallchief - upg, PIN
  62. United States Julia Bogany
  63. United States Elizabeth Ireland McCann
  64. United Kingdom Jane Mellanby
  65. United States Poland Nelly Toll
  66. Canada Lorna Toolis
  67. United States Sarah Belchetz-Swenson (AfC)
  68. United States Marcia Nasatir - PIN
  69. Republic of IrelandUnited States Mary Maher (journalist)
  70. France Françoise Delord
  71. United States Linda Kahn
  72. Poland Lidia Lwow-Eberle
  73. India Chandra Nayudu
  74. United States Juli Reding - PIN
  75. Australia Thora Whitehead
  76. Australia Pamela Joy Spry - PIN
  77. India Manorama Mohapatra
  78. United States Gloria Werner - PIN
  79. CanadaIndia Sheila Bhalla
  80. United StatesFrance Rebecca Wasserman-Hone - PIN
  81. India Suraiya Hasan Bose
  82. United Kingdom Jacqueline Whitelaw - PIN
  83. India Anupama Puchimanda
  84. United States Alice Rose George (died 12/2020) TW
  85. United Kingdom Laura Mason
  86. India Nandivada Rathnasree DYK
  87. India Seher Latif
  88. Spain Almudena Grandes - upg, PIN
  89. ScotlandNew Zealand Mary Earle -PIN DYK
  90. India Kanaka Murthy
  91. Japan Jakucho Setouchi - upgrade, PIN

Main Page features[edit]

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

New/expanded articles featured in the In the news column of the Wikipedia Main page

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Add here – most recent at the top

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]