On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Valerie Aurora <valerie@adainitiative.org> wrote:
I don't know enough about Wikipedia conventions to talk about this
specific topic, but I can talk about the value of lists of "women in
X."  When we have few role models because there are few women in a
field, one of the ways to increase women's participation is to show
women or girls considering joining examples of women who are part of
the field.


Hi Val, I agree, and although I don't have my user page listed in any other categories, I added it to this category yesterday when I saw the cat was up for deletion. It's looking a little sparse at the moment, with just eight entries.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Female_Wikipedians

It would be wonderful if women would start adding themselves so that we get a good overview of how many women are active. You can do it either by adding [[Category:Female Wikipedians]] to the bottom of your user page, or by adding to your user page one of the user boxes listed on the category page.