WEKH Wiki-Edit: Adding Women to the Story
Coverage of women in Wikipedia is lacking. According to the National Democratic Institute, only 17% of Wikipedia biographies are about women, and it’s even less in Wikipedia’s 295 other languages.
WEKH BC (Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub) wants to showcase the incredible women leaders in entrepreneurship, science, and tech, who deserve a bigger platform!
This International Women’s Day, help boost the visibility of influential women during WEKH BC’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Nominate a woman in entrepreneurship, business, science, or tech you want to see included in our edit-a-thon.
How it works:
- Attend our Info Session on February 24 at 11 am PST to learn how you can participate and meet like-minded people, and discover new tools to help women entrepreneurs.
- Register for this event and receive a nomination form, and rules and eligibility details, and a reminder to nominate.
- Between March 6 and 8, receive a reminder to create a profile for an influential woman you’d like to see added to Wikipedia.
- Join people from all over the province and complete the nomination at the same time!
- And, don’t forget to share this event with friends, family, and colleagues.
Note: This event is asynchronous. Between March 6 & 8, create these profiles whenever you want, whether that’s 10AM or 11PM (though, we hope that’s not the case!). All we ask is that you register so we can keep track of your nominations, celebrate your efforts, and enter you for the draw of course.
Register for a chance to win $150 to Etsy!
When you register for this event on Eventbrite, you get automatically entered into a draw for a $150 gift card to Etsy.
Bonus: For every nomination you submit, get an additional entry into the draw!
1 nomination = 1 more entry.
February 24 | 11AM
Not all nominations will be accepted. Join our info session to learn how the nomination process works and tips on improving your chances of acceptance.
What Wikipedia considers as ‘notable’ may be different than your understanding. Please reference this criteria page before you submit a nomination!
Note: Our use of the term ‘women’ refers to its inclusive definition, which includes cis women, trans women, and anyone else who identifies as a woman or non-binary person.
WEKH is committed to calling out stereotypes and celebrating women entrepreneurs. As their “See It Be It” campaign demonstrates, if you can see examples of successful women, then you can see your own potential more clearly. Our aim is that by promoting amazing women in entrepreneurship, business, science, and tech that the next generation will see themselves reflected back and will believe they can achieve their dreams.