User:Rosiestep/About me

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Slidedecks, Posters

  • Wikimania, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
  • University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California - "Wikipedia, how to edit it, and the case for gender equity"
  • LD4 conference, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts - "Women Writers in Review"
  • Wikimedia Summit, AffCom Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany - "Advancing Gender Equity"
  • Special Libraries Association - "Wikipedia editing and gender gaps"
  • Wikipedia Day, Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, California - "Advancing Gender Equity"
  • OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), Dublin, Ohio - "Wikipedia’s gender gap, and what would Hari Seldon do about it" (Invited lecture: Distinguished Speaker Series)
  • United Nations, New York City, New York - "Jasenovac... According to Wikipedia"
  • University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia - "Stirring the pot"
  • WikiCite conference, Berkeley, California - "WikiCite & gender diversity visibility" (plenary)
  • WikiConference North America, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - "Advancing Gender Equity"
  • WikiEducation Foundation (online) - "Providing inspiration to Wiki Scholars - NARA"
  • WikiEducation Foundation (online) - "Providing inspiration to Wikipedia Fellows - Fall 2018 - Women in Science"
  • Wikimania, Cape Town, South Africa - "Advancing Gender Equity"
  • Wikimania, Cape Town, South Africa - "Women in Red three year anniversary"
  • Association of Centers for the Study of Congress Conference, Library of Congress, Washington DC - "Wikipedia & Civic Engagement"
  • Cisco, San Jose, California - "Wikipedia + Women in Technology"
  • National Assembly, Belgrade, Serbia - "David Albala was my grandfather"
  • The Jubilee Years Conference, Belgrade, Serbia - "David Albala was my grandfather"
  • WikiConference North America, Montreal, Canada - "He who writes the history books wins"
  • WikiConference North America, Montreal, Canada - "Gender Diversity Mapping" (keynnote)
  • Wiki Diversity Conference, Stockholm, Sweden - "Gender Diversity Mapping" (plenary)
  • Wikimania, Montreal, Canada - "Group Consensus-Building"
  • Wikimania, Montreal, Canada - "Making Women Blue"
  • Wikimedia Conference, Berlin, Germany - "Consensus-Building in Organizational Development"
  • Wikimedia Conference, Berlin, Germany - "Redlists"
  • Wikipedia Day, Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, California - "He who writes the history books wins"
  • WikiWomenCamp, Mexico City - "Gender Diversity Mapping" (plenary)
  • WikiWomenCamp, Mexico City - "Be bold on a budget of $0 at Women in Red's Ideas Cafe"
  • Women's Media Center, Washington D.C. - "Wikipedia + Women in Media and Leadership"
  • GLAM bootcamp, National Archives, Washington DC - "How to design & run a successful virtual editathon"
  • United Nations, New York City, New York - "HERstory"
  • WikiConference North America, San Diego Central Public Library, San Diego, CA - "Content Gender Gap"
  • WikiConference North America, San Diego Central Public Library, San Diego, CA - "How to design and run a successful virtual editathon on a budget of $0"
  • Wiki Diversity Conference, National Archives, Washington DC - "Make Things Happen" (Keynote)
  • Wikimania, Esino Lario, Italy - "Content gender gap an international movement"
  • Wikimedia Conference, Berlin, Germany - "How to design a successful virtual editathon"
  • Wikipedia Day, San Francisco, California - "Perspectives on Wikipedia's Content Gender Gap"
  • AdaCamp, Portland, Oregon - "How to edit Wikipedia"
  • WikiConference USA, Washington DC, USA - "Women it takes a village"
  • Wikimania, Mexico City, Mexico - "Content Gender Gap, how to improve the coverage of women on Wikipedia"

Conflict of interest statementEdit

  • I have made 137,000+ edits and I have not been paid for any of them.
  • In 2016, I retired from DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. after 26 years of employment; I have not edited articles regarding the parent organization or subsidiaries.
  • In 2017, I was a paid contractor for the Wikimedia Gender Diversity Mapping project.


Affiliates movementEdit


  • 2018, Community Health Working Group, WMF Movement Strategy
  • 2018, Steering Committee, WMF Movement Strategy
  • 2018, Organizing team and Scholarship Committee member, WikiConference North America
  • 2018, Scholarship Committee, Wikimania
  • Previous years


Training, Trainer, FacilitatorEdit

  • 2018, Co-organizer, Wikibootcamp 2018
  • 2018, Learning Days, WMCON, Berlin
  • 2017, Learning Days, Wikimania, Montreal
  • 2017, Learning Days, WMCON, Berlin
  • 2016, Attendee, Wikibootcamp 2016
  • 2016, Learning Days, Wikimania, Esino Lario
  • 2016, Learning Days, WMCON, Berlin
  • 2014, Wikibootcamp 2014
  • 2014, AdaCamp, Portland
  • 2018, "American Woman", with NowThis and Paramount Network, at NeueHouse, Hollywood, California
  • 2018, "According to Wikipedia, Jasenovac...", National Holocaust Month, United Nations, New York City
  • 2017, Wikimedia Movement Strategy, Women's Media Center, Washington DC
  • 2017, Wikimedia Movement Strategy, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC
  • 2017, Wikipedia + Women in Technology, Cisco, San Jose, California
  • 2017, Wikipedia + Women in Media and Politics, National Democratic Institute, Washington, DC
  • 2017, Wikipedia Day 2017 San Francisco
  • 2016, HerStory, United Nations, New York City
  • 2016, Wikipedia Day 2016 San Francisco, WMF, San Francisco
  • 2016, Art+Feminism edit-a-thon, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • 2014, Litquake edit-a-thon, WMF, San Francisco

Awards, grants, barnstarsEdit


Social mediaEdit




Articles createdEdit

Did You Know (DYK?) articlesEdit

  • List of articles I created/co-created/co-improved which appeared at DYK? section of mainpage
  • DYK A-Z country challenge with user:Dr. Blofeld and user:Nvvchar
  • My love of DYK articles: On September 19, 2007, I created the Kallawaya people article. Another editor noticed it, nominated it at DYK, and a few days later, it appeared in the DYK section of the mainpage; it was my first DYK contribution. On September 18, 2013, Goaribari Island appeared in the DYK section; I was the third person (and first woman) to have 1,000 contributions appear at DYK. It was an important achievement for me; here's what I said about it:
Some of you know that I am a cultural anthropologist at heart. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Margaret Mead and study cultural anthropology at Barnard (my mom's alma mater), like Margaret did. I wanted to travel to Papua New Guinea and do research on its people, like Margaret did. But my dad said 'no' to majoring in anthropology -- he wanted something more practical for my university studies. So now, years later, I get to live the life of an armchair cultural anthropologist, writing articles about Goaribari Island and its cannibals. To all the girls out there with impractical dreams, this article is dedicated to you.

Good articlesEdit

GAN reviewsEdit

Favorite quotesEdit

  • "Try not. Do or do not. There is no try." -Yoda
  • "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." -William James[1]
  • "It took me quite a long time to develop a voice and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent" -Madeleine Albright[2]
  • "Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world." -Margaret Mead
  • "... it is not women's inferiority that has determined their historical insignificance: it is their historical insignificance that has doomed them to inferiority." -Simone de Beauvoir[3]
  • "Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow." -Carrie Fisher
  • "“The mind is everything. What you think, you become." -Buddha
  • "WWHSD?" -me


  1. ^ Ricci, Carlo; Pritscher, Conrad P. (2015). Holistic Pedagogy: The Self and Quality Willed Learning. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-14944-8.
  2. ^ Peck-McClain, Emily; Tyler, Jen; Sullivan, Shannon; Thames, Theresa S.; Boyer, J. Paige (2020). Speaking Truth: Women Raising Their Voices in Prayer. Abingdon Press. ISBN 978-1-5018-9835-8.
  3. ^ Beauvoir, Simone De (1949). Translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier (2009). Introduction by Judith Thurman (2009). (ed.). The Second Sex. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-307-81453-1.