Hi everyone,

Following up on my earlier note, today we’re launching the #WikiHerStory initiative as part of Women’s History Month this March. We would love your support in helping to amplify the initiative this month, here are a couple ways you can get involved: 

Share #WikiHerStory on social media

If you would like to help amplify the initiative, please share on your own social channels (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) using #WikiHerStory this week and through March 31st. As part of the initiative, we are also launching Wikimedia’s new Instagram channel @wikimediafoundation - please give us a follow! 

We will be posting throughout March, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. You can find sample social media messages, hashtags, and graphics for the initiative on the Meta-Wiki page here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications/WikiHerStory

You can also read more about the initiative and how to contribute articles or join an event in this Medium post from Senior Director of Communications, Anusha Alikhan: https://medium.com/@anusha.alikhan/wikiherstory-gendergap-e442179f864f

Tell us about your Women’s History Month events

If you have a Women’s History Month event you are participating in or hosting that is not listed on this webpage, please reach out to me at slien@wikimedia.org to add it. 

Tell us which gender equity projects we should highlight on social media

If you have a project focused on addressing gender equity and representation in the movement that you would like to be highlighted on social media, please fill out this short form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchEZ_-8jCJP6E6UQguy_MjOYgoNUfSyzNhbnWU5S1D9_aenw/viewform

Thank you for your support and happy Women’s History Month! 


Samantha Lien

Communications Manager

Wikimedia Foundation

On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 12:05 PM Samantha Lien <slien@wikimedia.org> wrote:
Hello everyone, 

In March, the Communications team at the Wikimedia Foundation is launching a global social media campaign for Women’s History Month. The main goal of this new campaign, starting March 5, is to share the Wikimedia movement’s progress toward achieving greater gender equity, describe the challenges that remain, and to invite others to participate in working toward greater gender equity and representation in the movement. 

As part of the campaign, we plan to highlight the amazing people and initiatives that contribute to greater gender equity across the movement via social media and the Wikimedia Foundation Medium account. We are also creating a webpage on the Foundation's website that will include community-created editing resources for new volunteers interested in gender equity, as well as a list of events happening around the world for Women’s History Month. 

We would love to hear if you or your communities are running events or projects related to gender equity this March that we could highlight on our website and social media accounts as part of the campaign.

If you have specific events that you are planning for Women’s History Month, please email me off list with any relevant links to the event and we can make sure that we include it on our webpage. 

If you are interested in having your gender equity work highlighted on social media by @Wikimedia channels, please fill out this short form detailing your efforts and any associated accounts we should tag on social media to help promote: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSchEZ_-8jCJP6E6UQguy_MjOYgoNUfSyzNhbnWU5S1D9_aenw/viewform

We will be sharing more information on how to get involved in the campaign (including a social media toolkit with draft messages, graphics, and hashtags) soon. We will also be creating a page on Meta-Wiki with more information about the campaign

We look forward to hearing from you, thank you!


Samantha Lien

Communications Manager

Wikimedia Foundation