Nominate a Winning Woman!
A few years ago, our founder Kathleen happened to listen to a story on Marketplace on NPR that inspired her. It was about Women on Wikipedia — here’s a small sample of the transcript….
“When you search for someone notable on the internet, one of the first things that often pops up is a link to their Wikipedia page. But if you’re looking for a notable woman, that might not be the case.
There are about 1.5 million biographies on Wikipedia. Only about 19% of them are about women. And those that do get published are much more likely to be targeted for deletion, compared to biographies of men.
That’s according to research by Francesca Tripodi, an assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She wrote about this gender gap in her recent paper, ‘Ms. Categorized: Gender, notability, and inequality on Wikipedia.’”
At KathodeRay, we want to do our small part at recognizing and celebrating successful women. That’s why we started our #WinningWomen series! We have been impressed at the outpouring of support for those we have featured to date. We love seeing the positive feedback both in the likes, shares and comments, as well as hearing your thoughts one-to-one.