[Foundation-l] encouraging women's participation

Keegan Peterzell keegan.wiki at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 06:44:20 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 1:35 AM, Keegan Peterzell <keegan.wiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Eugene's post is too long for me to snip but it's basically what I would
> have said if I was in my usual verbose mood.
> Basically, I went through a similar thing on strategy wiki selecting the
> "official members" of the Living People Task Force.  After discussion with
> Cary and Philippe, we went with three men and three women of various
> strategic targeting levels and it worked out that the selection provided me
> valuable input in facilitating the project.  I think that, when it matters,
> Wikimedians do not care about gender/race/orientation.  I'm a straight male
> about to turn twenty-nine, I'm definitely not in the majority of the
> userbase, but I am in the target consumer usage base.  Additionally, based
> on my offline life experience, we absolutely value female userbase as
> compared to the outside world in the US.  Just my opinion there.
> --
> ~Keegan
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Keegan

I should clarify, "a target usage base".


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