Dear all,

The organizers of Wikimania 2016 Esino Lario have asked a number of thematic liaisons to contribute to the evolution of the program. I am the thematic liaison for the Gender Gap program. 

The role of the thematic liaisons is spelt out in more detail here:

In brief, each liaison is expected to focus on "what their group/community is interested in listening to."

From this perspective, I am writing to ask members of this list to input into the gender gap program for Wikimania 2016 by answering three questions:

1. What would you like to learn about the gender gap during Wikimania 2016?

2. What would you like to teach others about the gender gap during Wikimania 2016?

3. Who would be a good 'user digest speaker' for the gender gap community? A 'user digest speaker' is expected to provide an overview of what the gender gap community is about and what is going on in this community.

Please do share your thoughts around any or all of these questions - either on this list - or by emailing me.

If meta feels like a better place to have this discussion, I can start a page there - this seemed like an obvious starting point to me.


PS: I stepped off the WMF Board in Dec 2014 - the gender gap is something I've always been interested in, so I volunteered to be a thematic liaison.