Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on June 28, 2023

Attending: @askdesign, @bjmcsherry, @coachbirgit, @franrosa, @jasonways, @jillbinder, @onealtr, @sumitsingh, @tantienhime

Host: @jillbinder



0 – Check-ins (everyone)

1 – First time here

2 – Who we are (@jillbinder)

  • Our goals, our 3 initiatives, how people can help

3 – WPDiversity Member Updates (everyone)

  • Jason wrote about our work in his blog
  • Oneal will be speaking 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. Iloilo next week
  • Italy will dedicate part of their Community Day in September to diversity speakers
  • @coachbirgit is working on 4 big DEIB projects

4 – Workshops (@jillbinder)

  • June 16/17, 2023: We held a great follow-up Slack discussion to our last Organizing Inclusive WordPress events APAC. A great way to learn about diversity & inclusion issues in #WordPress in Asia:

5 – Volunteer Dashboard! (@jillbinder)

@jillbinder presented a new, experimental dashboard to help orient volunteers/contributors to the WPDiversity work. See what things we are working on so that anyone can get ideas and jump in.

6 – Project statuses (@jillbinder)

@jillbinder gave updates on:

  • Speaker selection doc for WordCamp organizers: in progress
  • diverse-speaker-support Brainstorming how we can make the channel more effective: working with ideas from last 2 meetings
  • @juliarosia‘s set of questions for organizers to think about diversity and inclusion at their events: @martatorre working on first draft
  • Organizing Inclusive & Welcoming Events – new format:  initial steps to working with Training Team to make workshop shorter, easier to digest, evergreen

7 – Marketing (@bjmcsherry)

  • @bjmcsherry #WPDiversity campaign launching on social media this week. This Friday at 12:17 p.m., Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). It would be great if we could receive a friendly share.

8 – Diversity in Spain projects (@martatorre)

9 – Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)