There are several reasons why women are underrepresented in Wikipedia entries. One reason is that the volunteer community that edits the free encyclopedia is overwhelmingly male. Today, a volunteer team is working to write missing women back into the historical record.
If you were on the internet in April 2019, you may recognize computer scientist Katie Bouman, who went viral after her team captured the world’s first image of a black hole and her thrilled reaction was captured on camera. That breakthrough prompted a Wikipedia volunteer to draft her biography for the digital encyclopedia. But the same day, it was nearly…