[Gendergap] Stubs, task forces, etc.
Annie L. Lin
alin at wikimedia.org
Fri Feb 4 22:54:38 UTC 2011
At the risk of seeming like I'm doing shameless self-promotion, I would
like to point out that the Wikipedia Campus Ambassador program is
currently about 55% male and 45% female - a gender ratio that we are
quite proud of.
I think this can also have very promising implications: Campus
Ambassadors go into classrooms to teach students how to edit Wikipedia
and also hold workshops/talks about Wikipedia for university staff and
faculty; as such they're often seen as teacher/mentor figures, and it's
likely very encouraging to the female students/staff/faculty to see that
this role is taken on by fellow women. I have no data to back myself up
on this particular point, but I think it's a reasonable hypothesis, and
I would be very interested in helping out with research projects that
explore this more.
Campus Team Coordinator (Public Policy Initiative)
alin at wikimedia.org <mailto:alin at wikimedia.org>
On 2/4/11 2:38 PM, Sarah Stierch wrote:
> I don't see any reason why we can't start reaching out to the
> University Ambassadorship programs to perhaps invoke more female
> involvement. "Women Who Wiki" (and this can be extended of course to
> individuals who identify as women in any way)
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