Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/91

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September 2018

Women currently in academics

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative September:Monthly achievement initiative

Happening now: Women currently in academics Women + Law Geofocus: Hispanic Countries

Coming up in October: Clubwomen Women + Science Fiction & Fantasy Women in STEM Geofocus: Mediterranean

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 19.29% 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 September 2018
Use social media to promote our work!
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Add to articles
  • Authority control should be included at the foot of every biography: {{Authority control}}. It will remain hidden until relevant identifiers have been added to Wikidata.
  • Choose applicable Categories including relevant subcategories of Category:Women.
  • If applicable, add a stub template at the foot of an article:{{stub}}.
Add to article talk pages
  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-91}}
  • {{Image requested|people}}, if it needs a photograph

In September 2018, Women in Red is focusing on women currently working in academic fields. This includes professors, scientists and more, with an emphasis on women still alive. Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women in all fields of interest in these countries, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in our initiative. You are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered.

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)

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, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

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

In addition, we have Wikidata red-link lists on women from all the countries mentioned which can be found in the Women in Red navbox. A selection of these covering countries in which women are not well covered is listed below.

Wikidata (WD) red-link lists: women's biographies by country in other language versions of Wikipedia:

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


  1. Megalibrarygirl (talk) 20:29, 25 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. SusunW (talk) 03:29, 26 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Penny Richards (talk) 13:32, 26 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Ipigott (talk) 12:22, 27 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
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  6. Footnotefanatic (talk) 05:13, 31 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Smdgejc (talk) 05:37, 31 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  8. HandsomeBoy (talk) 10:21, 1 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  9. PamD 10:22, 2 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Kangarooth (talk) 11:51, 4 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Rosiestep (talk) 16:59, 4 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Bakazaka (talk) 02:49, 5 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Kingsif (talk) 22:49, 5 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
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  15. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 13:04, 9 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Medievalfran (talk) 13:49, 10 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Thsmi002 (talk) 15:36, 20 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Missvain (talk) 22:49, 28 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

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

New or upgraded articles[edit]

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

Remember you can also list your new biographies on the September Monthly achievement initiative

  1. Catherine Rowett
  2. Dianne F. Harrison
  3. Esther Ngan-ling Chow
  4. Patricia Yancey Martin
  5. Heidi Li Feldman
  6. Alexandra Styron AfC
  7. Joanne Kurtzberg AfC
  8. Daisy Hay
  9. Stella Ifeanyi Smith
  10. Folasade Ogunsola
  11. Karen S. Haynes
  12. Fiona McHardy
  13. Susanna Braund
  14. Helena Chmura Kraemer
  15. Christine Blasey Ford - PIN
  16. Kei Nakazawa
  17. Lynda Nead
  18. Philipa Idogho
  19. Alicia Azula TW, PIN
  20. Terah Lyons TW, PIN
  21. Wendy Ayres-Bennett
  22. Judith Still
  23. Adia Harvey Wingfield
  24. Marijane Osborn
  25. Joya Chatterji
  26. Eleanora Carus-Wilson TW, PIN
  27. Ann Moss
  28. La Francis Rodgers-Rose
  29. Jane Lightfoot
  30. Judith Elizabeth Hall
  31. Helen Lovatt
  32. Aishatu Madawaki
  33. Rebecca Langlands
  34. Lynn Abrams
  35. Cecilia García Arocha
  36. Rachel Haurwitz
  37. Mariko Bando - PIN
  38. Gilda Ochoa
  39. Alexandra Shepard
  40. Ashley Mears
  41. Veronica Della Dora
  42. Mona Lohanda

Did You Know features[edit]

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

Add most recent at the top with date of publication

  • "... that sociologist Ashley Mears conducted an ethnography of the fashion industry while working as a model in New York and London?" (24 September 2018)

Outcomes (pictures and videos)[edit]

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]