Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on February 22, 2023

Attending: @askdesign, @javiercasares, @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @martatorre, @onealtr, @santanainniss, @sc0ttkclark, @webcommsat

Host: @jillbinder



1 – Attendance and check-ins (everyone)

2 – First time here

3 – Workshops (@jillbinder)


  • March 1, 2023: Speaker workshops for Americas/Europe. We have a few speaker 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. and we are looking for more.
  • March 16, 2023: Organizing Inclusive and Welcoming WordPress events. Link and region coming soon.


  • Updates to the results from the January APAC speaker workshop. 6 new attendees via watching the recording = 31 attendees total, 28 cities, 10 countries!
  • Jill shared the great testimonials from the workshop
  • 4 speakers from this workshop + our women in India workshop Sept 2022 applied to speak at 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. Kerala

Other updates:

  • A MeetupMeetup 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. in Africa is asking about holding our speaker workshop at their meetup

– Marketing (@santanainniss)

@santanainniss has been promoting our upcoming March 1 workshop.

– WPDiversity at WC Asia (@onealtr)

  • 15 people attended the WPDiversity discussion at the Community Team table at WC Asia. This was the largest discussion
  • Discussion was facilitated by @onealtr, @alliennimmons, and @bobdunn-trainer
  • They discussed things such as: Diversity challenges in the past. What is diversity in Asia? How did WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. and WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. work on their mix of speakers. What the results were of getting a diverse speaker lineup at WC Asia.

6 – Diversity in Spain project (@martatorre)

Things @martatorre has done recently:

  • offered to speak at WC Barcelona about diversity and what we are doing in this group
  • thinking about doing a brainstorming session with organizers and/or volunteers to see Diversity things they can do for the WordCamp Barcelona community table
  • in the next few weeks, Marta will meet with the WordCamp Granada team to help you make their event more diverse

7 – Diverse Speaker Support Channel “Wins” project (@jillbinder)

Jill talked through her current ideas on how to track speaker wins in the #diverse-speaker-support channel and got feedback from the group

8 – Other Updates + Comments, Questions, Ideas + Next meeting host (anyone)

  • Jill is working on a road map of workshops and team goals from now until end of August 2023
  • Jill is working on a “dashboard” so that everyone can see where we are and where we’re going, and feel more empowered to help out more
  • @onealtr is going to speak at Meetup Manila on March 11, 2023 about contributing to
  • @martatorres asked: “Any ideas to find people to join from other countries where there is not much diversity?” We discussed it a little in the meeting and also talked about where to ask the question (on the #community-events channel (during our official discussion hours or any time— and cross-post the link on #diverse-speaker-support so that people know to go answer the question)