Women Scientists on Wikipedia
Join us for a discussion on the representation of women scientists on Wikipedia. We’ll speak with women in STEM advocate Bella Counihan, Media Officer for the Australian Academy of Science.
Wikipedia hosts a low number of pages on women and only around 10% of Wiki editors are women. The Academy held a “Wikibomb” in August that led to the creation of 117 new pages on women scientists.
Bella Counihan is the Media Officer for the Australian Academy of Science. She is also Deputy Section Editor for The Conversation. She spoke to us about their Wikibomb event, and how this and other programs increase public awareness about women in STEM.