When our work doesn't fit metrics: For another way to count women on Wikipedia

It's been nearly a decade since research stirred the quiet world of Wikipedia editors with a revelation: there is a gender gap among Wikipedia editors. Only between 15% and 10% of Wikipedia editors are women.

In statistical terms the situation has remained pretty much the same since, despite various commitments made by the Wikimedia Foundation (which supports Wikipedia and all associated projects). 

But are we, women who are actively part of the Wikimedia movement, in the same situation as we were a few years ago? What has changed and what still needs to be done? Throughout this article and the two that will follow, my invitation is to think about how far we women have come on Wikipedia and how we can continue to generate an inclusive environment that allows us to grow.

Continue reading at GenderIT.org.

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