These Two Writers Are on a Mission to Add More Notable Women to Wikipedia
After exchanging tweets, Cloos and Wise had a mission: to recruit journalists to create entries about overlooked female visionaries. At the first event, held in a brewery, writers crafted entries with the help of Wiki editors. In two hours, they’d expanded or drafted 15 pages, including those on Marcario, climber Liz Robbins, and Burton Snowboards CEO and co-owner Donna Carpenter.
Afterward, Wise and Cloos were inundated with messages from eager entry writers; the two now hold regular edit-athons with their group Adventures in Wikipedia, announced via social media. “Female outdoor-industry pros broke the mold,” says Wise, who noted that their new Wikipedia pages will pop up in Google searches for years to come. “We had to help these badasses get the recognition they deserve.”