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Wikipedia has 1.5 million biographies in English. Only 17 percent are about women.
The Lily, December 14, 2017

It’s Time These Ancient Women Scientists Get Their Due
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017, October 2017

The Cost of Being a Prominent Woman on Wikipedia – and Online
Community Signal, September 25, 2017

Wikimedia Foundation awards grant to WVU Libraries
WVU Today, September 19, 2017

Rewriting the History of Women in Science
Scientific American, September 2017

Improving gender balance on Wikipedia
Royal Society of Chemistry, August 21, 2017

Women Who Are Changing the Tech World
West Virginia University Magazine, August 15, 2017

Utopia: In Search of the Dream
BBC Four, August 9, 2017

WMC episode 213: interview with Emily Temple-Wood
Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, June 18, 2017

Mind the Gap: Highlighting Women's Representation on Wikipedia
DemocracyWorks, June 8, 2017

Creating A Model for Helping Women Thrive in Wikipedia
Women's Media Center, June 2, 2017

Women in Red's impact on Wikipedia's gender gap
Wikimedia Foundation, May 2, 2017

Women Scientists in Blue During the Year of Science
Wiki Education Foundation, April 20, 2017

Rosie Stephenson-Goodnight, Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University
Wiki Education Foundation, April 12, 2017

Wikipedia Congressional Committees Edit-a-thon Event Recap
Library of Congress, April 11, 2017

Committee page edit-a-thon
Roll Call, April 10, 2017

Library of Congress, National Archives Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Congressional Data Coalition, April 10, 2017

National Archives and the Law Library of Congress Edit-a-thon on Congressional committees and hearings
Congress in the Archives, April 5, 2017

Congressional Committees and Hearings Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Library of Congress, March 20, 2017

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon brings local artists & organizations together for Women’s History Month
Zackquill: One Morgantown, March 17, 2017

A D.C. Museum Tries to Make Wikipedia Less Sexist
Washington City Paper, March 15, 2017

Art + Feminism edit-a-thon celebrates Women’s History Month
WVU Today, March 13, 2017

DC Wikipedia edit-a-thon a chance to shine light on women in the arts
WTOP, March 7, 2017

How a feminist stood up to trolls and measurably changed Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists
Wikimedia Foundation, March 17, 2017

The Troll Taunter: A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she’s fighting back — on Wikipedia itself.
Backchannel, February 6, 2017

Viewpoint: How I tackle Wiki gender gap one article at a time
BBC News, December 7, 2016

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Press releases

Wikimedia DC Announces New Institutional Partnerships Manager
MAY 3, 2017: Wikimedia District of Columbia (WMDC) is pleased to announce the hiring of our first employee. Ariel Cetrone has joined WMDC as our Institutional Partnerships Manager, where she will plan and facilitate events with our many institutional partners, including cultural, academic, and professional organizations. Read more »
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