Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA and APAC on May 11 and 12, 2022

AMER/EMEA Attending: @jillbinder, @jasonways, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @onealtr, @planningwrite, @volkswagenchick

AMER/EMEA Attended by proxy: @juliarosia

AMER/EMEA Facilitator: @katiejrichards

APAC Attending: @onealtr, @nukaga, @kharissulistiyono

APAC Facilitator: @onealtr


APAC Start:


1 Check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

@jillbinder got feedback on titles for women speaker workshop in India

4 Recent workshops (Speaker & Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

Reports on:

– May 10, 2022 – Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events discussion

– April 14, 2022 – Allyship for WP Event Organizers Discussion and Accountability

– April 24, 2022 – How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at Nigeria 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.

5 Upcoming workshops (Speaker & Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

– May 14, 2022 – Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events discussion

6 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @juliarosia, @jasonways, @jillbinder)

– 10 wins in April
– Prompts are going well
@jasonways joining as Speaker MentorEvent 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. Coordinator

7 DEI plans for WordPress events (@julia)

– The Community Team will be hosting a writing sprint from May 23 to May

@planningwrite is working on an ongoing sponsorship plan for underrepresented speakers to travel to WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. and for other WP events beyond WCUS that incorporates different resources, including ours

8 APAC (@onealtr and @devinmaeztri)

#WPDiversity APAC meeting is set for 0300H UTC starting this week on Thursday, May 12, 2022

– The first WPDiversity APAC meeting had three attendees, from The Philippines, Indonesia and Japan. 

– Jungko of Japan announced that they will be holding a Diverse Speaker Training workshop on May 14

9 Other Updates + Next week’s meeting facilitator (anyone)