Women in  Red event - adding inspiring women missing from Wikipedia

Women in Red event - adding inspiring women missing from Wikipedia

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Join us to celebrate the lives & contributions of all the incredible women missing from Wikipedia!

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Women in Red - a Wikipedia editathon celebrating the lives and contributions of all the inspiring women of Scotland (and beyond) missing from the world's go-to site for information.

Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world but lacks diversity in its editors and its articles. Only 19.16% of biographies on English Wikipedia, the world's go-to source of information, are about women. Women are not a minority and we can #ChooseToChallenge the paucity of stories currently shared on the open web. This event will focus on improving the representation of inspiring women online.

Participants will learn how to edit Wikipedia pages during an online webinar and will be supported over the afternoon to help create new pages for notable individuals who are not currently on Wikipedia and/or help improve already existing Wikipedia pages.

No prior knowledge required as training will be provided for those with no Wikipedia editing experience.

You'll learn a new digital skill in a social & supportive setting and meet like-minded event participants all passionate about improving representation online to help close the gender gap for the benefit of millions of readers all around the world.

  • 1:00 pm – 2:15pm: Welcome and Wikipedia training from Ewan McAndrew.
  • 2:15pm - 2:30pm: Tea break
  • 2:30 pm - 4:15pm: Q&A and begin practising editing/researching an article.
  • 4:15 pm - 5pm: Publishing your edits, recap and event close.
  • Contact @emcandre on Twitter or for help.

Join us as we help make Wikipedia better!

Then you can check how long it takes for it to appear in Google's top ten results!

Have a look at the event page to see if there are pages you would like to help edit/create and if you fancy learning more about Wikipedia ahead of time then you can view the Wiki Basics site.

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