Women

  1. “I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

    Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.... Read more

  2. How a feminist stood up to trolls and measurably changed Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists

    Did the efforts of Emily Temple-Wood (“Keilana”) and other editors really make a difference in Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists—especially given the vast expanse of an encyclopedia that has 5.4 million articles in English alone? The answer, one year after the headlines, is an unequivocal yes.... Read more

  3. Why I wrote 100 articles in 100 days about inspiring Jewish women

    Maor Malul participated in the #100wikidays challenge, creating 56 articles in Spanish, 21 in Portuguese, 13 in Ladino and 10 in English. Here, he talks about this experience and what made him move on to #100WikiCommonsdays shortly afterwards.... Read more

  4. #100womenwiki: A global Wikipedia editathon

    Wikimedia communities around the world held a multi-lingual, multi-location editathon in partnership with the BBC to raise awareness of the gender gap on Wikipedia, improve coverage of women, and encourage women to edit.... Read more

  5. Drawing 100 heroic women in 100 days

    Rori, an artist in St. Louis, received a Facebook message from someone she doesn’t know a few weeks ago. The note urged her to draw a portrait of someone named Azucena Villaflor.... Read more

  6. Writing women into Wikipedia with the United Nations: the #HERstory editathons

    One editor published her first Wikipedia article at a Cairo #HERstory editathon. “I attended without having a clue about what should I do or how to write on Wikipedia,” she said. “I can’t wait to write more.”... Read more

  7. Bonjour, hola, and hello: editors gather for the Art+Feminism edit-a-thon

    The global edit-a-thon enters its third year with events in two dozen countries on six continents.... Read more

  8. The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists

    By day, Emily Temple-Wood is a biology student. By night, she writes Wikipedia articles on women scientists—one for every harassing email she receives.... Read more

  9. Funding projects and pizza with Wikimedia Foundation grants: meet Emily Temple-Wood

    Veteran editor Emily Temple-Wood focuses on medical articles and improving Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists. She’s found the ideal method of attracting newcomers to events and workshops: Lots of pizza.... Read more

  10. Wikipedia is better equipped to deal with systemic bias than traditional publishers

    In 2010, two artists contacted Taschen, a book publisher, to point out that out of 97 volumes published in their Basic Art series, only five included women. Like the Basic Art series, Wikipedia serves an introductory audience, and in this particular area, Wikipedia succeeds where Taschen has not.... Read more