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Hello and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR) whose objective is to turn redlinks into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works. Did you know that according to WHGI only 16.9% 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!

Eleanor Sidgwick of Newnham College
Affiliated organizationsNewnham College, Cambridge University
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In-person event
8 March 2017Join us for the physical meetup at Newnham College, Cambridge
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Women in Red is hosting a virtual editathon from March 1 to 31, 2017, on Role Models from Women's Universities in connection with a physical editathon at Newnham College, Cambridge, on Wednesday, 8 March. It coincides with our activities for International Women's Day and WikiWomen's History Month. Anyone can take part whatever their previous experience. The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work.

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 on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia 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 (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

Worldwide virtual editathon[edit]

(Editing guide (pdf) created for this Women in Red event by Clem Rutter

Following the in-person event on 8 March at Newnham College, Cambridge, the focus on Role Models will continue until the end of the month. This will allow all those wishing to create or improve articles on alumnae who have gained notability to contribute while providing an opportunity for newcomers to continue to edit in a mediated environment. Please post any problems or requests for assistance on our WiR talk page.

Focus and lists of red links[edit]

Women's colleges[edit]

The main focus started as creating biographies of the alumnae and faculty of Newnham College and other colleges at Cambridge University. Similarly, those participating in the online editathon, are encouraged to create biographies of notable women from colleges elsewhere in Britain and throughout the world. Historically these women may have only been permitted into what were then women's colleges. As the editathon is being held on International Women's Day, participants are also invited to contribute to biographies of artists, feminists, and other notable women whatever their occupation.

Lists on colleges and universities

Although we have no red link lists for them, we encourage coverage of women associated with the following universities and colleges:

Please add the names of other notable missing women alumnae, faculty members or institutions below

  • add suggested redlinks here (if possible, with sources)

Women's History Month[edit]

Lists of red links for Women's History Month include:


  • add suggested redlinks here (if possible, with sources)


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WIR badges

Women in red trained seventy new editors at Newnham on 8th March. Each of them started their own article in their sandbox and many created articles.

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

New or upgraded articles[edit]

  • Add the titles of your new or upgraded articles here created – most recent at the top, specifying upgraded if not new
  1. Mary Stewart, Baroness Stewart of Alvechurch upgrade
  2. Anna_Stainer-Knittel TW, PIN
  3. Annie Dixon TW, PIN
  4. Barbara Hammond new TW, PIN
  5. Jane Gibson new TW, FB
  6. Molly Mahood
  7. Joanne Limburg
  8. Mary Sears McHenry TW, PIN
  9. Agnata Butler TW, PIN
  10. Alice Blake - TW 1st Yale lawyer, PIN
  11. Mary Ann Greene - TW, PIN
  12. Helen King (police officer)
  13. Corresta T. Canfield - PIN
  14. Flora Harrod Hawes - PIN
  15. Anna Hinderer TW, PIN
  16. Vaj (street artist) TW
  17. Agnes Cotton TW
  18. Mary Bosanquet Fletcher destubbed TW, PIN
  19. Carol Fischer Sorgenfrei
  20. Edith Holt Whetham
  21. Marisa Morán Jahn new
  22. Auguste Schlüter new
  23. Audrey Beecham new, PIN
  24. Augusta Legge, Countess of Dartmouth new, PIN
  25. Annie Abram new
  26. Helen Gladstone - PIN
  27. Emeline Horton Cleveland
  28. Catherine Amelia Fay Ewing - PIN
  29. Rhoda Reddock
  30. Anna Cheney Edwards - PIN
  31. Jane Maria Strachey - new, PIN
  32. Hilda D. Oakeley upgrade, PIN
  33. Susan Stebbing - upgrade
  34. Dorothy Maud Wrinch - tweeted, PIN
  35. Florence Ada Keynes upgrade tweeted, PIN
  36. Kathleen Courtney upgrade tweeted
  37. Sophie Walker - pic tweeted, PIN
  38. Caroline Bammel
  39. Barbara Stocking - enhanced, PIN
  40. Ashley Moffett - enhanced
  41. Susan Skilliter - PIN
  42. Psyche Williams-Forson
  43. Margaret Cribb
  44. Anna Frankowska - PIN
  45. Mia Boissevain - PIN
  46. Clare Chambers (philosopher)
  47. Mona Wilson
  48. Florence Montreynaud
  49. Helen Alexander Archdale - PIN
  50. Mary L. F. Ormsby - PIN
  51. Gillian Allnutt - upgrade, PIN
  52. Pernel Strachey - TW, PIN
  53. Jennie Mannheimer - TW, PIN
  54. Suzanne Borel - TW, PIN
  55. Helena Zachos - TW
  56. Hannah Johnson Carter - PIN, TW
  57. Shi Meiyu - upgraded, just added an image - PIN, TW
  58. Miriam Allott - FB, PIN, TW
  59. Isa Benzie - upgraded, PIN, TW
  60. Janet Quigley - PIN, FB, TW
  61. Tomo Inouye - PIN, FB, TW
  62. Margaret Shove Morriss - PIN, TW, FB
  63. Sara Miranda Maxson Cobb - FB, PIN
  64. Sarah McGehee Isom - PIN, TW
  65. Sophia B. Jones - TW
  66. Ann Goddard - FB - PIN
  67. Amy Bulley - TW
  68. Bertha Marian Skeat -TW
  69. Rose Bracher - FB, TW
  70. Alice Gardner -TW
  71. Alice Buxton Winnicott
  72. Ivy Josiah - new article
  73. Alix Strachey upgrade TW - FB - PIN
  74. Edith Sharpley new TW - FB - PIN
  75. Charlotte Roueché new
  76. Myra Curtis new, PIN

Did You Know features[edit]

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

  • Add here - most recent at the top with date of publication
  1. Ivy Josiah - 1 June
  2. Lorna Hodgkinson - 21 April
  3. Jane Gibson - 20 April
  4. Helen King (police officer) - 15 April
  5. Agnata Butler - 9 April
  6. Barbara Hammond - 7 April
  7. Dorothy Tarrant - 19 March
  8. Susanna Elm - 18 March

New or upgraded pictures[edit]

Note: Red links mean ... there is no article ...


Invitation to Women in Red's editathon on Women Role Models[edit]

Please forward this invitation to all potentially interested contacts

Welcome to... Role Models meetup and online editathon
Facilitated by Women in Red
Help us to spread the news
  • 8 March 2017: In-person meetup at Newnham College, Cambridge University
  • Whole of March: worldwide multi-language online edithon for all
  • Focus: Notable women from universities including women's colleges
  • Inform your communities of the need for their support.
  • Contribute in English or in your own language

Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English
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Images from the University of Cambridge editathon, 8th March 2017[edit]

(Video and audio interviews made during the editathon will follow in due course)