Friday lunchtime lecture: Editing out the gender gap

Friday 06 May 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.


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Chief Executive of Wikimedia UK, Lucy Crompton-Reid will talk about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in the context of the gender gap, discussing the impact of this on the production and consumption of open knowledge and what the charity is doing to help eradicate inequalities and bias on one of the leading sources of information in the world.


About Lucy Crompton-Reid

Lucy Crompton-Reid joined Wikimedia UK as the new Chief Executive in October 2015, and is working with the staff team, board of trustees and wider Wikimedia community to develop a new strategy and business plan for the charity and to help shape the work of the programmes team. She will also be driving forward the organisation's advocacy, communications and fundraising activities, and engaging new strategic partners.

Lucy has worked in the cultural, voluntary and public sectors for nearly two decades, with past experience including senior roles at Arts Council England, British Refugee Council and the House of Lords. Most recently, she was Chief Executive of the national literature charity Apples and Snakes, England's leading organisation for performance poetry and spoken word. Throughout her career, Lucy has had a particular focus on widening participation, and brings a strong commitment to learning, public engagement and diversity in her role at Wikimedia UK.