Women in STEM Wikipedia edit-a-thon event
September 17, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Join us to celebrate Women in STEM through a Wikipedia edit-a-thon!
Did you know only 19% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women and a mere 9% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female? Research has shown Women in STEM are particularly underrepresented compared to male counterparts. Time to take some action! Join us for a Wikipedia edit-a thon to create profiles on Wikipedia to highlight the achievements of women in STEM and help reduce the bias in content online.
The event will also feature a Q&A panel featuring Women in STEM from a variety of backgrounds:
Dr Cathy Foley: Australia’s Chief Scientist
Dr Steph Gardner: Researcher for the Centre of Marine Science and Innovation at UNSW Sydney
Dr Eser Zerenturk: Education Manager at Sydney Quantum Academy
We hope to see you there!
Edit-a-thon: 10:30am – 2pm
Panel Start Time: 2:30pm
This event is supported by WikiMedia Australia.