Wikimedia Foundation elections/2021/Candidates
|2021 Board Elections|
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the Wikimedia Foundation's operations. Community trustees and appointed trustees make up the Board of Trustees. Each trustee serves a three year term.
The Wikimedia community has the opportunity to vote for community trustees. Four candidates selected by the community will join the Board of Trustees. Wikimedia is a global movement and seeks candidates from the broader community. Ideal candidates align with the Wikimedia mission and are thoughtful, respectful, and community-oriented. The Board would like to find perspectives and voices that are under-represented and essential for our movement.
The Board of Trustees assessed the skills and experiences they have. Candidates complete this skill evaluation on the Candidate Application. This is for informational purposes only. The hope is to have Trustees join the Board to fill in gaps in skills and experiences. The current Board of Trustees shared this information after assessing their skills:
|Skill||Desired skills||Covered skills||Covered skills by Trustees whose term ends in 2021|
|Organizational strategy and management||X||X|
|Enterprise-level platform technology and/or product development||X|
|Public policy and the law||X|
|Social data science, big data analysis, and machine learning||X|
|Contribution to the Wikimedia movement||X||X|
|Global movement building and community organization||X||X|
|Living or working to share knowledge in a repressive context||X|
|Governing board service||X|
|Finance and financial oversight||X|
The community asked questions during the nomination period. The Election Committee selected 11 questions for candidates to answer. Candidates were asked to answer questions by 20 July 2021 so translation of answers might be possible.
Verification of Candidates
The Elections Committee or the Wikimedia Foundation staff will verify candidate requirements. Wikimedia Foundation staff will verify identification and offline candidate requirements. Verification of wiki based requirements and identification is on this page. Offline candidate requirements are verified later.