Wikipedia is the largest open knowledge resource in human history. This free, online, multilingual encyclopaedia is one of the most popular sources of information worldwide. However, Wikipedia has significant gaps in the topics it covers; currently less than 18% of biographies on the platform are about women. This information gap silences women’s contribution to science as they become less visible in public life.
As the RSE celebrates women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through its Women in Science exhibition, join the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) for this Wikipedia edit-a-thon, to learn how to create and update Wikipedia pages, and help ensure the representation of leading women online.