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Tackling Wikipedia’s gender gap

Monday, March 18, 10 am Pacific

You may have heard of Wikipedia’s gender gap (there’s even a Wikipedia article on it if you haven’t!). The gap is in both contributors and content: 80% of active Wikipedia editors identify as male, and 81% of biographies on English Wikipedia are of men.

These statistics sound dismal — but they’ve actually gotten better, thanks to systematic work by Wikimedia organizations (including Wiki Education), organized groups of Wikimedia contributors, and individual editors who want to make a difference. In this panel, we’ll discuss the gender gap, what the implications are for Wikipedia, and what we’re doing to address the problem.

Panelists include:

  • Kelly Doyle Kim, expert in Wikipedia, gender equity, and cultural institutions
  • Amanda Marquez, Assistant Professional Professor, Mexican American Studies/Mexican American Women’s History, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, co-founder, Wikipedia Women in Red
  • Marifer Veloz, founder, Wiki-Científicas Mexicanas

This edition of the Wiki Education Speaker Series will be hosted by Chief Programs Officer LiAnna Davis. Register today!

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