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Welcome to WikiProject Women Scientists, a WikiProject and working group dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of female scientists. In line with our larger umbrella group, WikiProject Women, we seek to counter and remedy the systemic bias with women on Wikipedia. Women in science are woefully underrepresented on this project – let's change that!

How you can help[edit]

Low-hanging fruit[edit]

Here are a few places to start in bridging the representation gap for women in science on Wikipedia:

  1. translate articles about female scientists from and into other language Wikipedias (some suggestions)
  2. support nominations of female scientists to be included in vital article collections
  3. Google Sheets: CRA-W and Anita Borg Institute : Wikipedia Project for Notable Women in Computing; Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing by Susan H. Rodger (User:Shrodger)
  4. [open suggestions]
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New articles that need attention[edit]

A 2019 article from Slate magazine found that notability guidelines for new articles have played a role in diminishing both the retention of female editors and women-related subjects on Wikipedia – particularly "lesser-known but important women from history." For example, when Canadian physicist Donna Strickland won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, she did not have a Wikipedia page despite her fellow male nominees all having their own entries. This was because not enough newspaper articles spoke about her long and storied career in the sciences. When you create new articles about female scientists please cross-reference our writing policy and sourcing requirements. If you are struggling with creating or maintaining an article about a female scientist, please add it to the following list (members will be more than happy to help):

  1. Jade Leung (engineer) other places to de-orphan this article?
  2. Lisa M. Overall
  3. Lisa Jones (scientist)
  4. Mindel C. Sheps [1]
  5. Yara Haridy
  6. Alta Schutte
  7. Nelly Mugo
  8. Teri Klein
  9. Doreen Granpeesheh

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  • 19 May 2024 – Sema Sgaier (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by JoelleJay (t · c): Subject does not have the high citations needed to meet NPROF in this field, even 12 years after this article was created
  • 18 May 2024 – Martha Isabel Fandiño Pinilla (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by David Eppstein (t · c): I see nothing in this longwinded and mostly-unsourced biography that could pass WP:PROF or any other notability criterion. Her citation counts on Google are only in the double digits, not enough for WP:PROF#C1.

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Writing biographies:



Sofya Kovalevskaya

Since biographies are potentially under the purview of almost all WikiProjects, it is important that we work in tandem with these projects. Also, when seeking collaboration on articles, don't neglect to approach WikiProjects that are part of the geographical region your subject is/was in.


  • WikiProject Women scientists
  • WikiProject Women scientists

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Ada Lovelace
  1. Alex Dawes
  2. Peepsys I am training to become a Wikipedia Scientist...
  3. Keilana - interested in women scientists because I'm training to be one!
  4. SarahStierch
  5. Lquilter - partnered with a woman scientist ...
  6. Czar
  7. KTC
  8. Ricky916
  9. RockMagnetist (talk · contribs) - interested in all scientific biographies and reducing systemic bias
  10. Gobonobo
  11. Gloriamarie
  12. Dcrjsr - I am a woman scientist myself, and I edit science biographies as part of WikiProject Biophysics
  13. Netha
  14. static shakedown
  15. Gamaliel (talk) I wrote a bunch of these in 2011. It's good to see a project dedicated to filling in these redlinks.
  16. Tom Morris
  17. Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) - interested in sharing this project at events
  18. DocTree
  19. (talk)
  20. Ginger Maine Coon - I am a woman biochemist myself.
  21. Araucana will work on women in ecology, ESP historical
  22. Girona7 - have long been adding to such topics; I organize related Wiki events in the New England area
  23. phoebe / (talk to me) - have also been working on these for a long time, especially adding references
  24. hfordsa - I'd love to write about non-Western women scientists
  25. Kirill Lokshin
  26. Harej (talk)
  27. GTF17 (talk)
  28. Rohini Woman engineer, tech journalist, associated with Gender gap in India.
  29. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) -- Editor of A Celebration of Women Writers; working as Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
  30. drlmshillito
  31. Djembayz
  32. FloNight
  33. Stardarks
  34. Hildabast
  35. Shudde
  36. User:Geeklizzard I like to work on bios of women, especially women in STEM & literature!
  37. Hrothulf. I heard the call on Wikipedia Weekly Episode 105.
  38. LizBajjalieh
  39. Penny Richards
  40. Iamozy (talk) - female neuroscientist
  41. Rosiestep
  42. Brainy J
  43. Samwalton9
  44. 97198 – mainly interested in women in medicine
  45. dgorsline women ornithologists, botanists, other naturalists
  46. meghaninmotion
  47. Ambrosia10 - NZ women scientists & women scientists at the Smithsonian
  48. Brinacor
  49. Rich Farmbrough (talk · contribs)
  50. Jesslynnq STEM librarian
  51. Ravenclaw27 STEM university student
  52. Doctorseeba (talk)
  53. Innotata
  54. Leela0808
  55. Twistthespine
  56. Justine
  57. Fairgeek I write articles about women history has overlooked, including scientists
  58. Jocelyndurrey
  59. Mhpmiller
  60. Geog Q (talk) 23:38, 6 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  61. Opabinia regalis
  62. Digitaleffie
  63. Uncommon_fritillary
  64. cmcmahon418 Particularly interested in women in chemistry
  65. Smirkybec particularly interested in Irish scientists, or those who were active in Ireland.
  66. Ozhu (talk · contribs)
  67. MartinPoulter (talk · contribs) Wikimedian In Residence at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford from April 2015 to march 2016 so can probably help with anything related to Oxford University. Interested in representing women's achievements, not just in biographies of women
  68. Psanchez820 (talk) 21:44, 17 August 2015 (UTC) I am a molecular biologist working on my PhD with a project in cancer genomics in Mexico.[reply]
  69. Pharaoh of the Wizards
  70. Iamthecheese44
  71. Megalibrarygirl, I just enjoy writing women's bios for wiki. Any science is good science. ;) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 22:33, 27 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  72. Netherzone
  73. LeoRomero (talk · contribs) - I always wanted to be a woman scientist
  74. Le Prof - bec. my training, perspective were much influenced by Yvonne Connolly Martin.
  75. Alybrarian (talk) - Science librarian; particular interest in early female marine scientists and female astronomers
  76. Amachka (talk) 22:51, 16 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  77. Spc72894 (talk) 15:15, 19 February 2016 (UTC) Biomedical science student[reply]
  78. Emjackson42 (talk) 20:21, 27 February 2016 (UTC) Botany Librarian[reply]
  79. I, JethroBT drop me a line 07:34, 10 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  80. mellyphant (talk · contribs) - We need more awareness of women in science if we are to get more women into science!
  81. LaMèreVeille When I noticed that not all the women from French Academy of Sciences were on the, I decided to write their biography. I'll contribute translating bio in French.
  82. Michael Goodyear
  83. Cypherquest (talk · contribs) 20 March 2016 (CST)
  84. Sarahshoes66 ScienceGrrl interested in helping out the project
  85. Newtonianidealist
  86. Alafarge (talk) 22:16, 19 August 2016 (UTC) Realized I should join because I keep writing in this area[reply]
  87. Mvitulli (talk · contribs) 22 August 2016 I have long been writing and editing in this are so I'd thought I'd add my name to the list. Please get in touch if you are interested in increasing bios of female mathematicians
  88. Microbe26 (talk) 02:41, 1 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  89. Zeromonk (talk) 14:21, 1 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  90. Grrrlriot (talk)
  91. Manicatorman (talk)
  92. Viking59 (talk · contribs) I'm already in the french project of Women in red, i'll start editing more on the english wikipedia
  93. Rsousa13 (talk · contribs)
  94. Shannon_Garcia
  95. Universe&u (talk · contribs)
  96. Layka100 (talk) 15:57, 8 March 2017 (UTC) Historian and Philosopher of science and mostly active in the Dutch chapter.[reply]
  97. Femmto15 Very excited to join the project! Female PhD in chemistry, environmental science, neuroscience
  98. gwendy (talk) 15:24, 15 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  99. Diffusive (talk) Background in biophysics.
  100. Ear-phone (talk) - Writing about African Women scientists here
  101. Whispyhistory (talk) - interested in women in medicine
  102. Estregger (talk) librarian with background in physics and geoscience
  103. jrmatos (talk) Phd student in Informatics. Particularly interested in female mathematicians and computer scientists.
  104. Million Moments - plant pathologist
  105. SJTatsu (talk · contribs)
  106. Foreverxnature (talk · contribs) - I want to major in physics in college to become an Astrophysicist. I’m also interested in mathematics and chemistry.
  107. Laura Hoopes Professor of molecular biology and biology emerita, PhD in genetics, interested in women in science especially biographiesLLMHoopes (talk) 19:20, 9 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  108. Tarselli - 2018 Wikipedia Fellow, Women in Science; will mostly contribute chemists, enzymologists, and data scientists. After the physics Wikipedia issue for Nobelist Prof. Donna Strickland, I've been visiting major awards pages and filling in women scientists' names that appear in red (no page).
  109. Jmertel23 (talk) 13:48, 22 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  110. Mikonui (talk · contribs) - Hydrology
  111. jhmadden (talk · contribs) - Astrophysicist
  112. Nucleosynth (talk · contribs)
  113. Martinogk (talk · contribs) - when reading and writing Wikipedia articles, I keep bumping into great women scientists without an article
  114. soulsinsync (talk · contribs) - focus is on Canadian under-represented scientists (including women) but happy to create Wikipedia pages for any women scientists. Soulsinsync (talk) 00:31, 20 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  115. Bradv (talk · contribs) 20:22, 8 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  116. Laatu (talk · contribs) - a woman scientist & excited about this project! Laatu (talk)
  117. Camelia.boban (talk · contribs) - developer, almost active in Italian Wikipedia (where I created the WikiDonne project and Women in STEM subproject)
  118. Sievered - physicist interested in helping out with this project!
  119. User:Prahlad Balaji - Just helping out, see Lisa Overall
  120. MapleSoy (talk · contribs) - Psychologist
  121. Kj cheetham (talk · contribs)
  122. AthalGolwen (talk) 15:56, 20 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  123. AMM Pittsburgh (talk · contribs) - I Love Science!
  124. persia (talk · contribs) - Chemist Science ☘
  125. Donna Spencer (talk) – Spanish women scientists, e.g. Margarita Salas, among others.
  126. Rfairb (talk · contribs) Biologist in training
  127. Eizba (talk · contribs) Physicist with newfound love for editing Wikipedia
  128. Aeffenberger (talk · contribs), a woman scientist
  129. Microglia145 (talk) 05:48, 1 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  130. Brsmith19 (talk) 19:57, 28 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  131. Wikemily (talk) 18:49, 7 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  132. soupvector (talk · contribs)
  133. Lamacha9617 (talk) 03:54, 9 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  134. Spaghettio3 (talk) 03:24, 10 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  135. Poto18 (talk) 02:04, 13 January 2021 (UTC) Physics PhD candidate for accelerator science and wanting to expand representation, e.g. Duília de Mello[reply]
  136. Derpythorki (talk) 19:28, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  137. Steminist04 (talk) 18:43, 23 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  138. Rhodonaus (talk) 10:52, 15 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  139. Coolcactus04
  140. Stemturtle23 (talk) 18:50, 4 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  141. Maddy from Celeste (talk · contribs)
  142. SueDaNym (talk) 12:11, 2 June 2022 (UTC) Interested in learning about, and letting people know about, cool people[reply]
  143. JamieF (talk) 17:14, 21 September 2022 (UTC) WiR at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library. Avid female scientist fangirl.[reply]
  144. Samson0742 (talk) 07:49, 17 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  145. Nhaan.Moal 04:30, 11 August 2023 (UTC-4) Student in sociology-history, Science and feminism are very dear to me (its an understatement)
  146. MariahKRogers can help generally but has a focus in biology, mycology especially
  147. S.v.Mering (talk) 00:45, 25 January 2024 (UTC) women in natural history[reply]



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