Women in science get a boost from women in online media

Astronomer Caroline Herschel was one of those to get full entry on Wikipedia.
Tielemann, 1829/W. J. Herschel/The Royal Society

As a former woman in science and a current woman in online media, a story from Nature this week struck home. They write about an edit-a-thon held by the Royal Society in London, which brought in 15 female editors to expand Wikipedia’s representation of women in science. It turns out that women are underrepresented both places – only 15% of Wikipedia editors are women.


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