Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on June 14, 2023

Attending: @bjmcsherry, @coachbirgit, @deathbyhicks, @heyyearl, @franrosa, @jasonways, @juliarosia, @martatorre, @onealtr, @sc0ttkclark

Host: @jillbinder



0 Check-ins

1 First time here

2 #WPDiversity Member Updates (anyone)

Many updates from members

3 Marketing (@jillbinder and @bjmcsherry)

4 Brainstorm exercise: #diverse-speaker-support channel WP event organizers (@jillbinder)

We discussed ideas on the questions:

  1. How can we get more WP 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. and 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. organizers into the channel?
  2. How can we help these WP event organizers connect with speakers and be more effective at getting underrepresented voices from our channel speaking at their WP events? :arrow_right: :arrow_left:

We welcome more ideas from anyone in the community (particularly from WP Meetup and WordCamp Organizers!):

5 Feedback on the organizer self-reflection questions (@juliarosia)

@juliarosia is working on questions to support organizers in reflecting on what diversity and inclusion means for their group, in their particular region; and how they can strengthen their group/event’s diversity and inclusion. Julia would like our feedback and re-working the document.

Anyone in the community is welcome to add thoughts and suggest edits: