Empower Women on Wikipedia by Becoming a Mentor with the WOW! Editing Group!
The Women of Wikipedia (WOW!) Editing Group is a program aimed at creating a new generation of young female editors on Wikipedia and increasing the number of pages written about women — women in politics, art, business, science, etc. As the world’s sixth most popular site, Wikipedia.org holds a significant place in today’s discourse. While anyone can edit a page, only about 10% of Wikipedia editors are women.
WOW! Editing Group will pair women from local high schools together with UC Berkeley mentors, teach everyone Wikipedia editing practices, and hold edit-a-thon socials. We are co-sponsored by the Wikimedia Foundation and the Berkeley Center for New Media.
The WOW! Editing Group will be having an info session at the BCNM Commons on Friday, August 21 from 10-11am. We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions about our program or want to learn how you can become a mentor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.