Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/43

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Women in sports and athletics: May 2017

May: Organizations & conferences May: Sports May: Asian and Pacific islanders

June: Met's art by women June: WiR Loves Pride June: Pre-20th-century women

See also: Future events

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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 16.97% 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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Women in Red is hosting a virtual editathon from May 1 to 31, 2017, on Women in sports and athletics.

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)

Focus and lists of red links[edit]

The objective is to create or improve articles on women in sports, whether as players, writers, organizations, trophies, or other areas relating to sports and athletics.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

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


  1. Ipigott (talk) 06:33, 28 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Hmlarson (talk) 19:50, 28 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Montanabw(talk) 22:55, 28 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Knope7 (talk) 00:11, 29 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Iantheimp (talk) 09:09, 29 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Camelia (talk) 09:29, 29 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 15:50, 29 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  8. Penny Richards (talk) 16:22, 29 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  9. Howkafkaesque (talk) 22:20, 29 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  10. Bill McKenna (talk) 03:23, 30 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  11. Miyagawa (talk) 17:18, 30 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  12. Gasheadsteve (talk) 20:57, 30 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  13. Darreg (talk) 22:10, 30 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  14. Auth0RiTy Contact me! 22:48, 30 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  15. Mightytotems (talk) 07:28, 1 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. Harrias talk 10:46, 1 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  17. Victuallers (talk) 18:25, 1 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  18. TeriEmbrey (talk) 18:38, 1 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  19. Grottem (talk) 14:59, 2 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  20. Rosiestep (talk) 02:17, 4 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  21. plasticbike (talk) 10:11, 3 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  22. Joseph2302 (talk) 17:22, 5 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  23. PamD 16:34, 16 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  24. Boopitydoopityboop (talk) 15:34, 19 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  25. Bring back Daz Sampson (talk) 07:03, 20 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  26. 𝕘wendy |   18:18, 31 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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 in May – most recent at the top, specifying upgraded if not new

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

New or improved pictures[edit]

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]