Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/234

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Alphabet Run: A to B | July 2022

July: Alphabet Run | A to B Geofocus: Baltic States

2022 global initiatives: #1day1woman2022 Climate

See also: Future events

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 19.65% 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!
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1–31 July 2022
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  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-234}}

From July 2022 to June 2023, Women in Red is embarking on their first collective "alphabet run", where editors work consecutively through the letters of the English alphabet. The first two letters are A and B, and can be applied to any first, middle or last name of a subject e.g. Ama Ata Aidoo, or individuals named like Ada Lovelace or Christina Applegate would both be appropriate.

  • July 2022 - A & B
  • August 2022 - C & D
  • September 2022 - E & F
  • October 2022 - G & H
  • November 2022 - I & J
  • December 2022 - K & L
  • January 2023 - M & N
  • February 2023 - O & P
  • March 2023 - Q & R
  • April 2023 - S & T
  • May 2023 - U, V, W
  • June 2023 - X, Y & Z

We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about notable women.

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 the topics of the month or our comprehensive #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 in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new and 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 month by 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, or successfully nominate for Main Page, 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. Any of these lists can be used to find subjects who may have a first, middle or last name, beginning with A or B. Editors can click the column header to rearrange names into alphabetical order.

There are a wide variety of dictionaries and other reference works available, some that editors might consider are:

Wikidata generated lists[edit]

  • American National Biography (WD)
  • Australian Dictionary of Biography (WD)
  • Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women (WD)
  • Glimpses into Pacific Lives: Some Outstanding Women (CS)
  • Native American Women (WD)
  • Notable American Women, 1607–1950 (WD)
  • Notable Women of Hawaii (WD)
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (WD)

External links[edit]

Dictionaries with less than 20 women to go[edit]

  • Who's Who among the Colored Baptists of the United States (WD) - 4
  • Dictionary of Ulster Biography (WD) - 6 5
  • Dictionary of Irish Biography (WD)- 10
  • Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers (WD) - 10
  • Western Canadian women (WD) - 11
  • Dictionary of African Biography (WD) - 12 10
  • Onze Musici (WD) - 13
  • Biographical Dictionary of Spanish Socialism (WD) - 14
  • Latin America in the Communist International (WD) - 17
  • Dictionary of Welsh Biography (WD) - 20


Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Please add the biographical dictionary, if used:

New or upgraded articles[edit]

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

  1. United Kingdom Frances Burney (1776–1828) (edits)
  2. United Kingdom Amelia Beauclerc
  3. United Kingdom Elizabeth Frances Amherst (poet) (edits)
  4. United Kingdom Mary Alcock (edits)
  5. Ukraine Kateryna Buzhynska
  6. Canada Eleanor Brass - PIN
  7. Belgium Georgette Brenez
  8. Belgium Mathilde Boniface
  9. Canada United Kingdom Alma Rattenbury ODNB
  10. Australia Annie Rattray Rentoul ADB TW
  11. United States Amelia Opdyke Jones Lambiek
  12. United Kingdom Briony May Williams
  13. United States Chile Ida A. T. Arms
  14. Switzerland France Lucie Attinger Benezit, Lambiek
  15. United States Zelina Brunschwig - added ref
  16. United States Alice Barnett (composer) Grove Music
  17. United States Racie Adler
  18. France Katell Alençon
  19. United StatesChile Adda Burch
  20. Belgium Anne Barzin
  21. Spain Sara Andrés Barrio
  22. Australia Nellie Bramley - PIN
  23. Denmark Astrid Friis - PIN
  24. United Kingdom Anne Beadsmore Smith
  25. United Kingdom Elsie Abbot ODNB
  26. United States Mary H. C. Booth
  27. United Kingdom Christine Angus
  28. England Susan Burney ODNB TW, PIN
  29. Japan Ami Yuasa
  30. United States Annie W. Clark - PIN
  31. United States Anne Warner (novelist)
  32. Denmark Astrid Blume TW
  33. United States Helen Morton Barker - PIN
  34. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Edwina Burbury ODNB
  35. United Kingdom Alice King (novelist) -TW
  36. JamaicaUnited Kingdom Emily Rose Bleby
  37. France Candy Brière-Vetillard
  38. United States Anne Sheldon Coombs
  39. United StatesVenezuelaEcuador Betty Hahn Bernbaum - PIN
  40. United States Bella Zilfa Spencer
  41. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lucy Ann Brooks
  42. United States Alena Analeigh Wicker
  43. FranceBrittany Anne-Marie Orveillon - PIN
  44. United States Agnes Blake Poor
  45. United States Bettina Linn - PIN
  46. Scotland Margaret Catherine Blaikie - PIN TW (and invite)
  47. United States Abby Sage Richardson - PIN
  48. England Bridget Bennett ODNB
  49. Denmark Agnes Smidt - PIN
  50. United Kingdom Betsy Lobb ODNB
  51. United States Renee Bracey Sherman
  52. United States Eva Maria Brown - PIN
  53. United Kingdom Bertha Bowness Fischer ODNB
  54. United States Lucia H. Faxon Additon - PIN
  55. United States Ginger Beebe
  56. United States Bethann Beall Faris Van Ness - PIN
  57. United States Anna S. Rickey
  58. South Africa Lindsay Bremner
  59. United States Anna Rankin Riggs - PIN
  60. United Kingdom Daisy Belmore TW, PIN
  61. United States Evelyn Ammons
  62. United States Bertha V. Fontaine - PIN
  63. Australia Anne Godfrey-Smith AWR
  64. United States Frances Aymar Mathews American Women Writers
  65. United States Jane Grace Alexander - PIN
  66. United Kingdom Winifred Brown - PIN
  67. United Kingdom Charlotte Burbury ODNB - PIN
  68. United States/Sri Lanka Rangita de Silva de Alwis
  69. United States Beatriz Hatz
  70. United Kingdom Anne Agnes Erskine (died 1804) ODNB
  71. United States Bernice McIlhenny Wintersteen - PIN
  72. France Marie-Madeleine Bonafon
  73. United States Ella A. Bigelow - PIN
  74. United Kingdom Ada Buisson TW DYK
  75. United States Mary Osburn Adkinson - PIN
  76. United Kingdom Barbara J. Sindall - PIN
  77. Sri Lanka Swasthika Arulingam
  78. United States Alma Voedisch - PIN
  79. Ecuador María Augusta Calle - PIN
  80. Japan Akari Inaba
  81. United Kingdom Arabella Suttie #changethestory TW (well kind-of)
  82. United KingdomUnited States Sarah Lord Bailey - PIN
  83. United KingdomUnited States Alice Hobbins Porter - PIN
  84. United Kingdom Alma Goatley - PIN
  85. Ecuador Esthela Acero - PIN
  86. United States Anna Smeed Benjamin - PIN
  87. Ecuador Diana Atamaint - PIN
  88. United States Aline McDermott - PIN, TW
  89. Denmark Alba Schwartz - PIN, TW
  90. United States Annie Somers Gilchrist - PIN, TW
  91. United States Aline Reese Blondner - PIN, TW
  92. United States Gail Bean
  93. United States Anne Dudley Blitz - PIN, TW
  94. United KingdomNetherlands Beatrice Boeke-Cadbury - PIN, TW
  95. United States Alice Dougan Donovan - PIN, TW
  96. United States Alice Willard - PIN, TW
  97. United States Annie Virginia McCracken - PIN, TW
  98. Ecuador Anita Rivas
  99. United States Nellie Barsness - PIN, TW Home Front Heroes: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans During Wartime (2007)
  100. India Seema Alavi
  101. Ecuador Blanca Sacancela - PIN, TW
  102. United States Alice Houghton - PIN, TW
  103. Italy Anna Mainardi Fava - PIN
  104. United Kingdom Frances Stanley, Countess of Bridgewater ODNB
  105. United Kingdom Beatrice White ODNB - PIN
  106. LithuaniaUnited States Ligia B. Bieliukas - PIN, TW
  107. United States Bertha Lund Glaeser - PIN, TW
  108. Germany Wiebke Arlt
  109. Netherlands Liesbeth Baarveld-Schlaman - TW
  110. Ecuador Arianna Burgos - PIN, TW
  111. Canada Gladys Boyd (are there free images?) Yes! TW - PIN
  112. United States Alice Weld Tallant - PIN, TW Home Front Heroes: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans During Wartime (2007)
  113. United States Alice De Lancey Izard - PIN, TW
  114. Ecuador María de los Angeles Duarte - PIN, TW
  115. France Paulette Brisepierre - TW
  116. Ecuador Aurora Estrada y Ayala Enciclopedia Del Ecuador - PIN, TW
  117. Denmark Therese Brummer - PIN, TW
  118. United States Nancy Agabian
  119. United States Alice Isabel Hazeltine - TW
  120. United States H. Alberta Colclaser - PIN, TW
  121. Sweden Anna Hamilton Geete - PIN, TW
  122. United Kingdom Mary Baines
  123. United States Anne Virginia Culbertson - PIN, TW
  124. Spain Marta Huerta de Aza TW - PIN
  125. Republic of Ireland Miriam Ahern
  126. United Kingdom Hannah Brier
  127. United States Agnes Gardner Eyre - PIN, TW
  128. United Kingdom Blanche Gibbs, TW
  129. United States Alice E. Heckler Peters, TW
  130. Republic of Ireland Anne Barrington - TW
  131. United States Betsey Ann Stearns - PIN, TW
  132. United States Agnes Burns Wieck - PIN, TW
  133. France Marie-Claude Beaudeau
  134. Ecuador Betty Tola - PIN, TW
  135. Sweden Abela Gullbransson
  136. Ecuador Mónica Alemán - PIN, TW
  137. Ecuador Andrea Scacco mayor - PIN, TW
  138. United States Alice A. W. Cadwallader - PIN, TW
  139. United States Aida Osman - upgraded
  140. United States Adelaide Keim - PIN, TW
  141. United States Eliza Southgate Bowne (American National Biography, Dictionary of Women Worldwide) - PIN, TW
  142. United States Berta Gersten Notable American Women, 1607–1950; A Biographical Dictionary et al - PIN, TW
  143. Ecuador Ana María Raffo - PIN, TW
  144. Ecuador Maria del Carmen Aquino - PIN, TW
  145. Lithuania Loreta Asanavičiūtė Also Geofocus Baltic States! - PIN
  146. United States Adelaide Gescheidt - PIN, TW
  147. Italy Angela Procida
  148. Lithuania Barbara Armonas - PIN, TW (also Baltic States)
  149. Ecuador María Vanessa Álava - TW
  150. Republic of Ireland Amelia Crowley
  151. United States Belle Highwalking (Native American Women: A Biographical Dictionary) - TW
  152. United States Ada May Weeks - PIN, TW
  153. United States Emma May Alexander Reinertsen - TW
  154. United States Agnes Vanderburg (Native American Women: A Biographical Dictionary) - TW
  155. Estonia Andra Teede Also Geofocus Baltic States! - TW
  156. United States Abby Snow Belden - PIN, TW
  157. Sudan Nasra bint ʿAdlan(Dictionary of African Biography)
  158. Morocco Amina, bint al-Hajj ʿAbd al-Latif (Dictionary of African Biography)
  159. Liberia Facia Boyenoh Harris
  160. United Kingdom Madeleine Bingham (Dictionary of Ulster Biography)
  161. Venezuela Belkis Ulacio
  162. Venezuela Ana Milagros Parra
  163. Venezuela Ana Medina
  164. United States Susie Billie
  165. Venezuela Alejandra Peña
  166. United States Belinda Mason

Early start[edit]

  1. United States Barbara McNees - improved from stub to C-class
  2. United States Abby Howland Woolsey (American National Biography, Notable American Women, 1607–1950)
  3. United States Adelaide Day Rollston - pIN, TW
  4. United States Josephine Thorndike Berry
  5. United States Annie Louise David - PIN, TW
  6. United States Anna Augusta Von Helmholtz-Phelan - PIN, TW
  7. United States Allie Luse Dick - PIN, TW
  8. United States Abbie Norton Jamison - PIN, TW

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Did You Know features[edit]

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Outcomes (media)[edit]

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