Report: Allyship and Diverse Speaker Workshops February 2022

In February, #WPDiversity held a speaker workshop for Switzerland and a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at conversation in the Allyship for WP Event organizers program.

February 2022

Switzerland – Underrepresented Voices: Confidence and Topics for Speaking at WordCamps, February 10, 2022

Facilitator: @jillbinder

A workshop for underrepresented people in Switzerland on February 10, 2022

Number who attended: 6

From number of cities: 6

From number of countries: 3 (Germany, Switzerland, and United States)

Self-report increase in public speaking confidence after taking the workshops: 52%

Two people from the workshop volunteered to translate the videos into French.

Allyship Program

Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA accountability Slack chat,  February 16, 2022

Facilitator: @jillbinder

In our 3-month Allyship program, we hold support chats in the WordPress Slack #community-events channel in months 2 and 3. This was our month 3 chat.

We invite the current and previous cohorts to attend (cohorts 1 and 2).

Number who attended: 11

From number of cities: 10

From number of countries: 5 (Canada, England, Luxembourg, Philippines, and United States)

diverse-speaker-support channel

We have set up a brand-new Slack channel in the Make WordPress Slack for:

  • networking
  • workshopping talks with each other and with mentorsEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues.
  • finding out about WordPress speaking opportunities from WordPress MeetupsMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. and WordCamps

Number of past #WPDiversity Workshop participants who joined in February: 5

Thank you

A lot of people contribute to making these workshops successful. Thank you to each and every one!


Love this? Come attend a workshop!

Watch for our next workshop announcement for April soon.If you are holding WordPress Meetups or are holding a WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. this year, we would like to help you be welcoming diversity stewards. Please get in touch with @jillbinder on the WordPress Slack and we will arrange #WPDiversity workshops for you.

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