Women journalists are underrepresented on Wikipedia, one of the most-visited English language websites in the world. This leads to issues related to safety, credibility, and recognition and income. Women Do News is dedicated to elevating the voices and profiles of women journalists online.  We are made up of a working board, all volunteer, and one project manager who helps keep us moving forward, and most importantly all the people who sign up to participate!

The Women Do News project grew out of a 2019 cohort of journalists participating in Take The Lead, a leadership training program co-founded by Gloria Feldt. It has since evolved to partner with other allies at universities and journalism groups to identify worthy women journalists for biographies, train editors, and add Wikipedia entries to even the playing field on this important platform. We are now part of a nonprofit, Bay City News Foundation, to support this work. Help us if you can.

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Angilee Shah

Board chair & Edit-a-thons lead (Term began 2020)

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Anna Kristina Moseidjord

Program manager

Katherine Rowlands

Finances and fundraising (Term began 2020)

Emily Gertz

Technical adviser (Term began 2020)

Jareen Imam

Events & communications (Term began 2020)

Chloe Lee Rowlands

Website & design (Term began 2020)

Molly Stark Dean

Flash edit and nominations lead (Term began 2020)

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Ariam Alula

Board member (Term began 2022)

Jeanette Woods

Events & communications (Term began 2020)

Leezel Tanglao

Adviser (Term began 2020)

Meg Heckman

Board member (Term began 2022)

Prior board members:

P. Kim Bui (2020-2022)

Andrew Lih (2020-2022)

Find Us Online:

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Join the movement

Sign up to tell us who you think needs to be recognized on Wikipedia. We’ll send you the form to make a nomination and also introduce you to women who do news once a week. You’ll also get links to assignments and instructions about how to add or edit articles!

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