Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/152

Women explorers | February 2020

February: Explorers Black women Women in horror

March: Art+Activism & Folklore Aviation Great Britain & Ireland' VisibleWikiWomen

2020 global initiatives: #1day1woman2020 Focus on sports

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 WHGI, only 18.44% 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
1–29 February 2020
Beatrix Bulstrode
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  • 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}}.
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  • {{WikiProject Biography| }} or {{WikiProject Biography}}
  • {{WikiProject Women}} if born after 1950; or {{WikiProject Women's History}}:: if born before 1950.
  • Editathon banner: {{WIR-152}}

In February 2020, we are concentrating on explorers, broadly-construed, including women who have explored or carried out research in the Arctic or Antarctica. In this connection, Evolution and evolvability has suggested that Women in Red should nominate candidates for the "SCAR Medal for Education and Communication" (see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Women in Red#SCAR Medal for Education and Communication). I suggest we could make a start on this on this article's talkpage.

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 explorers, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts wherever they may be to participate in our initiative. Contributors are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered, for example under our #1day1woman priority.

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

A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Some of those relating to explorers are listed below:

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


Outcomes (articles)Edit

Promote our workEdit


  • 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 articlesEdit

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

  1.    Sunniva Sorby
  2.   Stéphanie Gicquel
  3.   Élodie Bernard -PIN
  4.   Abby Jane Morrell -PIN
  5.   Acacia Johnson
  6. Added "Category:Members of the Society of Woman Geographers"
  7.   Society of Woman Geographers, expanded
  8.   Aparajita Datta - PIN
  9.   Carmen Domínguez - PIN
  10.   Margaret Penny
  11.   Beatrix Bulstrode - PIN
  12.   Evelyn McNicol
  13.   Isabel de Urquiola - PIN
  14.   Elizabeth Sarah Mazuchelli
  15.   Anna Quinquaud - PIN
  16.   Michele E. Raney
  17.   Adèle Hommaire de Hell - PIN
  18.   Aithne Rowse
  19.   Meagan McGrath

Did You Know featuresEdit

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

  • Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication

Outcomes (media)Edit

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Press about the eventEdit

Event templatesEdit