Join WSET Global and WSET School London to take part in a drinks industry Wikipedia edit-a-thon to celebrate women at the top of their game and make some change this International Women's Day.
Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites, yet less than 20% of the biographies in English are of women. The drinks industry is no exception.
In celebration of International Women's Day, over the month of March, we’re inviting you to create pages on Wikipedia for those who identify as women in the world of wine, spirits, sake and beer.
All you need to get involved is a laptop/computer and an internet connection! Get together with friends or colleagues to take part as a group, or pour a glass of your favourite drink and complete an entry in your own time.
This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the women leaders across the trade – and perhaps learn something new.
Whether you spend 20 minutes improving an entry or two hours researching and writing a brand new one, the amount of time you spend on this is totally up to you.
Sign up to receive a how-to guide to creating Wikipedia pages, as well as a list of brilliant women across the drinks trade that do not currently have a Wikipedia presence. (Please note that this will not be an exhaustive list and we welcome you to create a Wikipedia page for anyone you think should have one!) By the end of March, we hope to have created Wikipedia pages for over a hundred women in the industry.
Use the hashtag #IWDWSET to share your progress on social media and make sure the pages you create are counted in our round-up at the end!
Based in London? Join us for a final push on Saturday 1 April at WSET School London to create more pages, network and toast with some delicious women-made drinks!