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

Attending: @askdesign, @dashifen, @jillbinder, @martatorre, @onealtr, @santanainniss @wpfangirl

Host: @wpfangirl



1 – Attendance and check-ins (everyone)

2 – First time here

3 – Who we are (@jillbinder) + Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

@jillbinder covered who we are and how people can help.

@wpfangirl said that our Inclusion workshop last week was really illuminating

@martatorre asked if we have a safe space program, such as groups that are just for women so they feel safe to talk and discuss technology without fear. Answer: Not officially, but groups are welcome to do this as they choose. There are certain guidelines and recommendations in this thread on WordPress Slack.

4 – Recent & Upcoming workshops (@jillbinder)

The Inclusion workshop with special guest @camikaos last week went great! And @boren sharing valuable links from

11 attended from 10 cities in 5 countries

First results — sometimes go up more with the feedback form due a week later: self-reported preparedness to run an inclusive event score went up 59%!

Upcoming events:

April 20, 2023: Follow-up SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at Chat for ‘Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events AMER/EMEA’ on #community-events

May 13, 2023:Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events APAC

– Marketing (@santanainniss)

@santanainnis had good interactions on the posts about last week’s workshop, and it showed. We had a big uptick in number of registrations after she started posting.

– WPDiversity APAC (@onealtr)

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 will be this weekend. They shared with us that 4 of the speakers will be from our diverse speaker workshops.

WordCamps in Asia are being announced.

7 – Diversity in Spain project (@martatorre) + Ideas wanted: Diversity room & cameras (@jillbinder & @martatorre)

@martatorre asked for ideas for the diversity table (which will be a classroom) on Contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. at WordCamp Barcelona. She will also have access to a professional camera and asked for ideas on what to do with the cameras.

8 – WPDiversity t-shirts (@martatorre)

Not something created by our group, but created by others in the community who are passionate about diversity in WordPress: @martatorre shared with us that there is a WordPress t-shirt that represents diversity that is for sale in the online WordPress store.

If many of us are interested in it, we can get a discount for our team.

We talked about ordering these for when we have WPDiversity events/tables at WordCamps!

– “Wins” project & Handbook updates (@jillbinder)

@jillbinder asked for feedback on:

  • the changes to our handbook page
  • the Accountability game she is creating for April 2023 for the diverse-speaker-support Slack channel

10 – Other Updates + Next meeting host (anyone)