Marie Curie is one of the most famous women in science. But her first page on Wikipedia was shared with her husband — until someone pointed out that, perhaps, her scientific contributions were notable enough to warrant her own biography.
— Jess Wade & Maryam Zaringhalam

500 Women Scientists central mission is to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible through the transformative leadership of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. To meet that mission requires changing the face of what a scientist looks like. We have leveraged our network of over 300 Pods (or local chapters) to increase representation of women in STEM through a number of locally-driven initiatives, including hosting Wikipedia Edit-a-thons to combat bias on the free encyclopedia’s pages.