Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on November 23, 2022

Attending: @bobdunn-trainer @jillbinder @juliarosia @leogopal @onealtr @santanainniss @sc0ttkclark @volkswagenchick

Facilitator: @leogopal



1 Attendance and check-ins (everyone)
2 First time here
3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

  • @jillbinder asked about collecting DEI links, which lead to a larger discussion about current handbook pages

4 Workshops (Speaker and Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

Results from workshops:

5 Marketing (@santanainniss)

6 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

  • @onealtr shared with the APAC WordCamps that just concluded in the past few weeks, and the WordCamps coming up this year and early next year.
  • There is a conscious effort to make sure there is diversity in speaker selections. For WC Asia, there is a 65% asian speaker selection, with the rest from all over the world. And the speakers are about 35% women.

7 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@jillbinder)

@jillbinder posted about:

  • the 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 opportunity
  • new ideas for Zoom calls in the channel

8 Streaming watch parties (@jillbinder)

  • @jillbinder asked for help with figuring out how to stream videos within videos for our watch parties to make it a better viewing experience. @onealtr is going to research it.

9 End of year updates (@jillbinder)

  • December 14, 2022 will be the last #WPDiversity meeting of the year
  • Year-end self-reviews – Due December 31, 2022

10 Other Updates + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)