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Welcome to WikiProject Women Scientists, a WikiProject and working group dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women 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 helpEdit

Low-hanging fruitEdit

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

  1. translate articles about women scientists from and into other language Wikipedias (some suggestions)
  2. support nominations of women scientists to be included in vital article collections
  3. [open suggestions]

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Outstanding requestsEdit

Requests for Wikipedia:WikiProject Women scientists via Wikipedia Requests:

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Featured articlesEdit
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New articles that need attentionEdit

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 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 women scientists please cross-reference our writing policy and sourcing requirements. If you are struggling with creating or maintaining an article about a woman scientist, please add it to the following list (members will be more than happy to help):

  1. Lisa M. Overall
  2. Lisa Jones (scientist)
  3. Mindel C. Sheps [1]

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This list was generated from these rules. Questions and feedback are always welcome! The search is being run daily with the most recent ~14 days of results. Note: Some articles may not be relevant to this project.

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72 edits Sabina Leonelli
66 edits Janet Yellen
40 edits Sheetal Amte
34 edits Sophie von Stumm
33 edits Cecilia Rouse
28 edits Daisy L. Hung
28 edits Michal Linial
27 edits Diana Pombo
27 edits Elisabeth Julienne Pommereul
26 edits Wilmatte Porter Cockerell

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last seven days. Last updated 2 December 2020 by HotArticlesBot.


Writing biographies:



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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Increase the exposure of our work group by nominating our articles for their Portal FA and DYKs... Specific regional/country portals are listed in that section.



  1. Peepsys I am training to become a Wikipedia Scientist...
  2. Keilana - interested in women scientists because I'm training to be one!
  3. SarahStierch
  4. Lquilter - partnered with a woman scientist ...
  5. Czar
  6. KTC
  7. Ricky916
  8. RockMagnetist (talk · contribs) - interested in all scientific biographies and reducing systemic bias
  9. Gobonobo
  10. Gloriamarie
  11. Dcrjsr - I am a woman scientist myself, and I edit science biographies as part of WikiProject Biophysics
  12. Netha
  13. static shakedown
  14. Gamaliel (talk) I wrote a bunch of these in 2011. It's good to see a project dedicated to filling in these redlinks.
  15. Tom Morris
  16. Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) - interested in sharing this project at events
  17. DocTree
  18. (talk)
  19. Ginger Maine Coon - I am a woman biochemist myself.
  20. Araucana will work on women in ecology, ESP historical
  21. Girona7 - have long been adding to such topics; I organize related Wiki events in the New England area
  22. phoebe / (talk to me) - have also been working on these for a long time, especially adding references
  23. hfordsa - I'd love to write about non-Western women scientists
  24. Kirill Lokshin
  25. Harej (talk)
  26. GTF17 (talk)
  27. Rohini Woman engineer, tech journalist, associated with Gender gap in India.
  28. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) -- Editor of A Celebration of Women Writers; working as Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
  29. drlmshillito
  30. Djembayz
  31. FloNight
  32. Stardarks
  33. Hildabast
  34. Shudde
  35. User:Geeklizzard I like to work on bios of women, especially women in STEM & literature!
  36. Hrothulf. I heard the call on Wikipedia Weekly Episode 105.
  37. LizBajjalieh
  38. Penny Richards
  39. Iamozy (talk) - female neuroscientist
  40. Rosiestep
  41. Brainy J
  42. Samwalton9
  43. 97198 – mainly interested in women in medicine
  44. dgorsline women ornithologists, botanists, other naturalists
  45. meghaninmotion
  46. Ambrosia10 - NZ women scientists & women scientists at the Smithsonian
  47. Brinacor
  48. Rich Farmbrough (talk · contribs)
  49. Jesslynnq STEM librarian
  50. Ravenclaw27 STEM university student
  51. Doctorseeba (talk)
  52. Innotata
  53. Leela0808
  54. Twistthespine
  55. Justine
  56. Fairgeek I write articles about women history has overlooked, including scientists
  57. Jocelyndurrey
  58. Mhpmiller
  59. Geog Q (talk) 23:38, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  60. Opabinia regalis
  61. Digitaleffie
  62. Uncommon_fritillary
  63. cmcmahon418 Particularly interested in women in chemistry
  64. Smirkybec particularly interested in Irish scientists, or those who were active in Ireland.
  65. Ozhu (talk · contribs)
  66. 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
  67. 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.
  68. Pharaoh of the Wizards
  69. Iamthecheese44
  70. Megalibrarygirl, I just enjoy writing women's bios for wiki. Any science is good science. ;) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 22:33, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
  71. Netherzone
  72. LeoRomero (talk · contribs) - I always wanted to be a woman scientist
  73. Le Prof - bec. my training, perspective were much influenced by Yvonne Connolly Martin.
  74. Alybrarian (talk) - Science librarian; particular interest in early female marine scientists and female astronomers
  75. Amachka (talk) 22:51, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
  76. Spc72894 (talk) 15:15, 19 February 2016 (UTC) Biomedical science student
  77. Emjackson42 (talk) 20:21, 27 February 2016 (UTC) Botany Librarian
  78. I, JethroBT drop me a line 07:34, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
  79. mellyphant (talk · contribs) - We need more awareness of women in science if we are to get more women into science!
  80. 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.
  81. Michael Goodyear
  82. Cypherquest (talk · contribs) 20 March 2016 (CST)
  83. Sarahshoes66 ScienceGrrl interested in helping out the project
  84. Newtonianidealist
  85. Alafarge (talk) 22:16, 19 August 2016 (UTC) Realized I should join because I keep writing in this area
  86. 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
  87. Microbe26 (talk) 02:41, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
  88. Zeromonk (talk) 14:21, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
  89. Grrrlriot (talk)
  90. Manicatorman (talk)
  91. Viking59 (talk · contribs) I'm already in the french project of Women in red, i'll start editing more on the english wikipedia
  92. Rsousa13 (talk · contribs)
  93. Shannon_Garcia
  94. Universe&u (talk · contribs)
  95. Layka100 (talk) 15:57, 8 March 2017 (UTC) Historian and Philosopher of science and mostly active in the Dutch chapter.
  96. Femmto15 Very excited to join the project! Female PhD in chemistry, environmental science, neuroscience
  97. gwendy (talk) 15:24, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
  98. Diffusive (talk) Background in biophysics.
  99. Ear-phone (talk) - Writing about African Women scientists here
  100. Whispyhistory (talk) - interested in women in medicine
  101. Estregger (talk) librarian with background in physics and geoscience
  102. jrmatos (talk) Phd student in Informatics. Particularly interested in female mathematicians and computer scientists.
  103. Million Moments - plant pathologist
  104. SJTatsu (talk · contribs)
  105. Foreverxnature (talk · contribs) - I want to major in physics in college to become an Astrophysicist. I’m also interested in mathematics and chemistry.
  106. 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)
  107. 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).
  108. Jmertel23 (talk) 13:48, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
  109. Mikonui (talk · contribs) - Hydrology
  110. jhmadden (talk · contribs) - Astrophysicist
  111. Nucleosynth (talk · contribs)
  112. Martinogk (talk · contribs) - when reading and writing Wikipedia articles, I keep bumping into great women scientists without an article
  113. 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)
  114. Bradv (talk · contribs) 20:22, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
  115. Laatu (talk · contribs) - a woman scientist & excited about this project! Laatu (talk)
  116. Camelia.boban (talk · contribs) - developer, almost active in Italian Wikipedia (where I created the WikiDonne project and Women in STEM subproject)
  117. Sievered - physicist interested in helping out with this project!
  118. User:Prahlad Balaji - Just helping out, see Lisa Overall
  119. MapleSoy (talk · contribs) - Psychologist
  120. Kj cheetham (talk · contribs)
  121. AthalGolwen (talk) 15:56, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
  122. AMM Pittsburgh (talk · contribs) - I Love Science!
  123. persia (talk · contribs) - Chemist Science ☘
  124. Donna Spencer (talk) – Spanish women scientists, e.g. Margarita Salas, among others.
  125. Rfairb (talk · contribs) Biologist in training
  126. Eizba (talk · contribs) Physicist with newfound love for editing Wikipedia
  127. Aeffenberger (talk · contribs), a woman scientist
  128. Microglia145 (talk) 05:48, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  129. Brsmith19 (talk) 19:57, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  130. Wikemily (talk) 18:49, 7 October 2020 (UTC)



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