Thank you for being fearless and unflagging in your work this year, and for
keeping your sense of humor and head above water while tackling ambitious
projects and issues. I have seen all the ways you've helped move us closer
to closing the gap by bringing new understanding, inspiration and
strategies for supporting more women to edit. You've also taught me
personally a lot about Wikipedia and have been a whole lot of fun to
collaborate with. Here's to you, to ongoing gender gap projects, and to
new projects yet to come!
On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Sarah Stierch <sarah.stierch(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
I wanted to share my report about the WikiWomen's Collaborative with you.
It's a project I developed as a way to engage and build community around
experienced and potential women editors and contributors to Wikimedia
projects. My fellowship ends this week, and I'll be writing a blog about my
experience. But, please do know: I am so grateful to everyone who has been
involved in the past year. Just knowing I had a community of people to come
to really means a lot - it's been an emotional and remarkable experience.
I'll be writing a more formal blog about the past year, soon.
Here are my report:
The highlight for me is seeing that women involved in the Collaborative
started editing more than ever in September - the same time when the
You can also find the main page for my fellowship here:
I hope you'll join us in the project and get involved:
I am moving back to volunteer status in regards to my gender gap work. I
am still doing public speaking, presentations and all the stuff that goes
with spreading word about the importance of women's involvement. But,
please do remember: I'm a volunteer again and have three jobs :)
If you're curious as to what I'm up to right now:
-I'm serving as US OpenGLAM Coordinator for the Open Knowledge Foundation
-I'm doing a Wikipedian in Residency at the World Digital Library
-I also run my own consulting firm where I work with public and private
clients around the world doing museum curatorial work, marketing,
I'm also hoping I can do some more projects with Wikimedia, so we'll see!!
Thank you again for all of the support this list has given me. I am
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