Trustee, Wikimedia Foundation
Visiting Scholar, Northeastern University, Boston
Knight of the Republic of Serbia
Welcome to the personal homepage of Dame Rosie Gojich Stephenson-Goodknight, MBA, a women’s empowerment activist and an expert on structured data and organizational strategy principally within the Wikimedia digital space.
In 2021, she was appointed a Trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. Since 2017, she serves as a Visiting Scholar, at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Wikimedia District of Columbia, 2016-21; vice-president 2017-21. Rosie is the founder of Wikipedia's Women Writers project, and is the co-founder of Wikipedia Women in Red. Women in Red, established in 2015, is an international community with thousands of members around the world, which addresses Wikipedia's content gender gap; in 2016, it was shortlisted for the UN Women/ITU GEM-TECH award in the category 'Apply technology for women's empowerment and digital inclusion'.
Rosie has been a featured speaker at the United Nations, the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School, the National Academies of Science, University of Stockholm, University of Belgrade, and so forth.
Her expertise and insights have been published by "CBS News - Sunday Morning Edition", "NBC Universal", "CNN", "BBC", "Washington Post", "Deutsche Welle", "Slate", "Huffington Post", "Radio New Zealand", "Nature", and the "Guardian". She is the co-author of her grandfather's biography, "The Diplomatic Mission of Dr. David Albala" (2018).
Her honors include a knighthood bestowed by the Republic of Serbia and selection as Wikipedian of the Year. She resides in California.
More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rosiestep