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Women and Wikipedia: redressing gender bias

05 Mar 2019

An educational workshop hosted by the School of Health Sciences as part of International Women's Day 2019

Open to all! Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 12.00 - 2.00pm

The School of Health Sciences is hosting a workshop on 'Women and Wikipedia' as part of the Faculty's International Women's Day celebrations. Come and join us for a couple of hours of fun with nominees for a Women’s Northern Power Award to hear about #ImprovingWikiDiversity followed by lunch and networking session in Roscoe 3.2.

  • Mary Tully FFRPS FRPharmS, is a Reader in Pharmacy Practice in the SHS. From August 2016-July 2018 she was Director of Public Engagement for Connected Health Cities and co-lead for Public Engagement for HeRC
  • Carol Ann Whitehead, a Royal Society of Arts Fellow and award-winning magazine publisher, and a head of The Zebra Partnership


  • 12.00-12.30pm: Mary Tully speaking about CHI Public Engagement Team nominated for the Women’s Northern Power Award
  • 12.45-1.30pm: Carol Ann speaking about #ImprovingWikiDiversity nominated for the Women’s Northern Power Award
  • 1.30-2.00pm: Networking over lunch

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Lunch is provided. Please email any dietary requirements or other enquiries to

More about Carol Ann

Carol Ann is an advocate for equality and diversity. She is co-founder of the Ada Lovelace Day Zebra Wikieditathon, which aims to increase women’s global presence on Wikipedia from 17% and contributors from 10%. #ZebraTribe #Wikieditathon is very proud to be on History Pin.

Carol Ann collaborated with feminist charity FiLiA to bring their globally recognised annual conference to Manchester for 2018. She is back planning the FiLiA 2019 conference which bring together like-minded women, fighting injustices across the world, fighting violence towards women, pay disparity, discrimination against refugees, racism, classism. No topic is taboo.