Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/269

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Women in Education | May 2023

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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 Humaniki, only 19.65% 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.
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1–31 May 2023
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In May 2023 Women in Red is focusing on women in education, not just teachers, educators, administrators and researchers, but schools founded by women, schools for girls and women, and notable women alumni. You are also welcome to write about significant awards for women in education and the books they have written.

We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about notable women.

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 women who deserve to be covered, for example under the topics of the month or our comprehensive #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 prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new and improved articles and images through social media and via nominations to Main Page features "Did You Know?" and "In The News".

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create month by 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 share any of the articles or images on social media, or successfully nominate for Main Page, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

Red-link lists of women from a wide variety of fields can be accessed from the WiR Redlink index. Those which might be most useful for women in Education are listed below. Please note: listing does not guarantee qualification for inclusion in the encyclopedia. Please read Primer for creating women's biographies.

Those relating to education include:

Academics (CS) Academics (WD) Educational specialists (WD) Educators (CS) Educators (WD) Researchers (WD) University teachers (WD)

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


Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Please add the biographical dictionary, if used:

New or upgraded articles[edit]



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

  1. Free City of Danzig Anna Tuschinski
  2. United States Debra Hess Norris
  3. United States Rebecca Primus (also WIR 272)
  4. United States Barbara Krauthamer
  5. Spain Mari Jose Urruzola (also WIR 267)
  6. Azerbaijan Elmira Ramazanova (also WIR 267)
  7. Spain Muriel Villanueva i Perarnau (also WIR 267)
  8. South Korea Arang Rhie
  9. New Zealand Terryann Clark
  10. United States Caitlin Bernard
  11. SlovakiaHungary Pálné Veres (complete rewrite, also WIR 267 and 270)
  12. Mexico Claudia Hinojosa
  13. United Kingdom Dorothy Farrar
  14. Republic of Ireland Colette Henry - upgrade
  15. Germany Maria Mies (complete rewrite) - PIN TW and ITN
  16. Botswana Nnaniki Wilhemina Tebogo Makwinja - PIN
  17. Czech Republic Jitka Svobodová (also WIR 270) - PIN
  18. Slovenia Valentina Kobe (also WIR 267 and 270) - PIN
  19. United States A Long, Dark Shadow
  20. United States Margaret Severin-Hansen TW
  21. United States Fanny Yarborough Bickett TW, PIN
  22. UkraineBulgaria Nina Berova-Orahovac (also WIR 270)
  23. CanadaUnited States Beth Cochran TW
  24. United States Renée M. Hutchins
  25. United States Xenia College
  26. Soviet Union Nadezhda Kolesnikova - PIN
  27. United States Tonjua Williams add refs to upgrade
  28. United States Janet Seeley - PIN
  29. United States Margaret B. Blackman upgrade TW
  30. IndiaUnited States Sonya Christian - AfC, PIN
  31. United States Daisy Gonzales
  32. Bulgaria Tota Venkova (also WIR 267 and 270) - PIN
  33. SpainUnited States Marina Perezagua upgrade
  34. Netherlands Canada United States Bernadine Strik
  35. Soviet Union Militsa Nechkina (also WiR 270) - PIN
  36. Helen Whelton
  37. United States Deborah Valenze TW
  38. United Kingdom Gladys Wright - PIN
  39. United States Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape - improved from stub to C-class
  40. United States Mary Niles Maack - PIN
  41. United States Pennsylvania Conference for Women - minor improvements
  42. RussiaAntonina Scriabina
  43. United States Rebecca Roiphe
  44. United States Barbara Sicherman
  45. United KingdomWinifred Mercier - PIN
  46. New ZealandUnited States Misty Sato
  47. UzbekistanVera Pak
  48. New Zealand Nicole Moreham
  49. New Zealand Jackie Benschop - PIN
  50. New Zealand Jodie Hunter - PIN
  51. Lithuania Vida Marija Čigriejienė (also WiR 267 and 270) TW
  52. New Zealand Isabel Castro (biologist) - PIN
  53. New Zealand June Pallot - TW
  54. SloveniaUnited States Antonija Höffern - PIN
  55. New Zealand Margaret Bedggood - TW - PIN
  56. United States D. Antoinette Handy TW - PIN
  57. United States Tisch Jones
  58. United States Patrice E. Jones
  59. New Zealand Diane Menzies - TW, PIN
  60. United States Floretta Dukes McKenzie - TW
  61. New Zealand Ineke Crezee - TW, PIN
  62. United States Georgia Benton
  63. United Kingdom Cathy Nutbrown
  64. New Zealand Julia Gatley TW
  65. Switzerland Bigna Francis-von Wyttenbach
  66. United StatesHaiti Elizabeth Simpson Burke - PIN
  67. Poland Wanda Szuman (also WIR 267, 268, 270) - PIN

Early start[edit]

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  • 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
  • Add IG after the article if you post in on Instagram
  • Add LI after the article if you post it on LinkedIn
  • Add ITN after the article if it was posted on the main page via WP:In The News

Did you know? articles[edit]

In the News articles[edit]

Outcomes (media)[edit]

  • Please add this category to the image if you're uploading it to Commons:

Media supported by WikiProject Women in Red - 2023 Add here – most recent at the top


  1. ^ "Gail Auslander". Hebrew University. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  2. ^ "SSA Alumni in Israel Gail Kizner Auslander, AM '74, MPH, PhD and Brian Auslander, AM '74". University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Retrieved 30 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Shalhevet Attar-Schwartz". Hebrew University. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Prof. Ruth Landau". Hebrew University. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  5. ^ "1982 Iowa Women's Hall of Fame Honoree: Dr. Jeanne Montgomery Smith". Iowa Department of Human Rights. Retrieved 20 November 2022.
  6. ^ "Mary Grefe Obituary". Iles Funeral Home. Retrieved 19 November 2022.
  7. ^ "History: Physical Educator Mabel Lee". The Lran Berets. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  8. ^ "Former MCSD teacher Jan Mitchell to be inducted into hall of fame". Times Republican. August 13, 2021. Retrieved 19 November 2022.
  9. ^ Patterson, Jamie (June 1, 2021). "Yazoo native named Outstanding Woman of Maine". The Yazoo Herald. Retrieved 19 November 2022.

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