To combat bias on the free encyclopedia’s pages, two leaders of 500 Women Scientists Jess Wade (Imperial College London) and Maryam Zaringhalam (AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow) began hosting Wikipedia Edit-a-thons. In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day in October 2018, 500 Women Scientists chapters in Atlanta, Madrid, Montreal, Washington D.C. and Storrs hosted edit-a-thons over the course of two weeks, writing 69 new biographies and editing over 400.
Read more about our efforts:
Donna Strickland's treatment on Wikipedia shows how women have long been excluded from science. The Independent. Oct 2018.
Why we’re editing women scientists onto Wikipedia. Nature. Aug 2018
Press Release. November 2018