Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on August 24, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @katiejrichards, @leogopal, @onealtr

Facilitator: @onealtr

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1661360403634749

Summary

1 Attendance and check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

4 Workshops (Speaker & Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

Upcoming workshop: Speaker Workshop for Indian Women in the WordPress Community (Sept 24-25)

5 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

@onealtr kept us up to date with the upcoming Asia WordCamps.

@onealtr and @santanainniss are communicating that the September meetings are the 3rd and 5th Thurs instead of 2nd and 4th.

6 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @juliarosia, @jillbinder)

Our group members are liking the Monday fun discussion prompts. 🙂

7 Other Updates + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)

@katiejrichards will be our next facilitator

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1661363973590799

Upcoming

Join us for our #WPDiversity meetings this week on the #community-team SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. All are welcome!

AMER/EMEA: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 @ 5pm-6pm UTC
APAC: Thursday, September 15, 2022 @ 3am-4pm UTC

Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on August 10, 2022

Attending: @chaion07 @jillbinder @kcrockett @onealtr @santanainniss @wpfangirl

Facilitator: @wpfangirl

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1660150855966349

Summary

Agenda: 

1 Attendance and check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

4 Workshops (Speaker & Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

5 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

  • @onealtr shared what WordPress events are coming up in APAC
  • We talked about how the APAC meetings are going and how we can work on improving the attendance

6 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @jillbinder, @juliarosia)

7 Marketing (@santanainniss)

8 Other Updates + Next meeting facilitator (anyone)

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1660154359687579

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Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on July 27, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @onealtr, @santanainniss, @volkswagenchick, @wpfangirl

Facilitator: @onealtr

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1658941211613439

Summary

Agenda:

1 Check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

  • @katiejrichards offered to help with meticulous, detailed tasks such as editing and reviewing copy, working on transcripts or captions for recorded workshops

4 Workshops (Speaker & Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

5 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

  • @onealtr shared about upcoming events in Asia-Pacific
  • @santanainniss
  • shared the call for speakers for WC Asia with the campaign manager for WordCamps. The post is scheduled.

6 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @juliarosia, @jillbinder)

  • We had 7 “wins” on the channel in June
  • @juliarosia invited everyone to have a sense of ownership in the channel

7 Marketing (@santanainniss)

  • @santanainniss posted a call to action for our training in India: Twitter, LinkedIn that has had a high level of performance!
  • The marketing team posted about and tested the post about the APAC WPDiversity meeting: Twitter, LinkedIn
  • More posts are scheduled for both of these
  • A new thing: posting testimonial cards with testimonials from our workshops!

8 Other Updates + Next week’s meeting facilitator (anyone)

  • @onealtr and @jillbinder were about to have our interviews for the WP Briefing podcast (which has now been released)
  • @volkswagenchick: We are giving the “Drupal” version of the workshop at our next SF Drupal User’s group in time for the Drupal D&I camp

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1658944749726039

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Report: Inclusion and Diverse Speaker Workshops June 2022

In June, we held one “Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events” discussion.

June 2022

Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events – coaching, accountability and discussion

Facilitator: @jillbinder

As a follow-up to our May 2022 workshop discussions, we held a coaching, accountability and discussion session on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. on June 14th, 2022.

Number who attended: 10

From number of cities: 10

From number of countries: 5 (Bangladesh, Luxembourg, Philippines, Spain, United States)

diverse-speaker-support channel

We have a Slack channel (#diverse-speaker-support) in the Make WordPress Slack for:

  • workshopping talks with each other and with mentorsMentor 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.
  • finding out about WordPress speaking opportunities from WordPress MeetupsMeetup 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 WordCamps
  • getting to know other WordPress speakers and organizers

Wins this month: 7

  • 2 spoke at a WordPress event
  • 2 spoke at a different tech event
  • 1 applied and got accepted for a WordPress event (2 wins)
  • 1 got a talk accepted at another tech event

Thank you

A lot of people contribute to making these workshops successful. Thank you to each and every one!

Upcoming: September and October 2022

September 24, 2022 and September 25, 2022 @ 9am-11:30am IST: Speaker Workshop for Indian Women in the WordPress Community

October 29, 2022 @ 10am-6pm CST: WordPress #WPDiversity Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in Latin America 

Follow https://make.wordpress.org/community/tag/wpdiversityworkshops/ for our next workshop announcement.

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Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on July 13, 2022

Attending: @jilbinder, @juliarosia, @onealtr, @santanainniss

Facilitator: @jillbinder

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1657731601090839

Summary

1 Check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

4 India Outreach Sprint (@jillbinder)

5 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr)

  • @onealtr kept us posted on upcoming APAC events and WordCamps

6 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @juliarosia, @jillbinder)

7 Marketing (@santanainniss)

8 Translations (@jillbinder, @devinmaeztri)

  • Our speaker workshop has been translated into Italian! Thank you, translators!

9 Other Updates + Next week’s meeting facilitator (anyone)

  • We talked about what to do when the AMER/EMEA meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, and the APAC meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month, are not actually in the same week.

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1657735180271159

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Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on June 22, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @kcrockett, @katiejrichards, @rahuldsarker, @santanainniss, @onealtr, @wpfangirl

Facilitator: @juliarosia

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1655917222646159

Summary

1 Check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

4 Workshops (Speaker & Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

5 APAC WPDiversity Network Building (@onealtr and @devinmaeztri)

6 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @juliarosia, @jillbinder)

7 Marketing (@santanainniss)

8 DEI plans for WordPress events (@juliarosia)

9 Volunteer/Contributor testimonials (@jillbinder)

10 Other Updates + Next week’s meeting facilitator (anyone)


End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1655920826702589

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4th biweekly APAC #WPDiversity Network Building (June 23, 2022)

We would be honored if you would join us for the biweekly APAC #WPDiversity Network Building. Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 0300H UTC, in the #community-team channel on Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

Agenda:

  1. Check-ins (everyone)
  2. First time here
  3. Offering attendees to help with notetaking 
  4. WPDiversity at WordPress events
    1. WordPress Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in India, September 2022
    2. 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. Khatmandu, September 3-4 2022 
    3. WordCamp Asia 2023, Bangkok, February 17-19 2023 
    4. WordCamp Kolkata
  5. Outreach to get more participants of our meeting 
  6. Updates, comments, questions, ideas  (anyone)
  7. Reminder of next meeting and facilitator (anyone)

We are looking forward to having you all!

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Recap of the APAC WPDiversity Network Building on June 9, 2022

Attending: @onealtr, @nao

Facilitator: @onealtr

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1654743640541119 

Summary

1. Check-ins (everyone)

2. First time here

3. Volunteer needed to take notes!

4. WPDiversity at WordPress events in Asia coming up (and completed)

5. Outreach to get more participants of our meeting

We need your help to spread the word so more community members can join the meeting and so we can learn from each other about making the WordPress community in our area more diverse and inclusive.

6. Updates, comments, questions, ideas  (anyone)

7. Reminder of next meeting and facilitator (anyone)

Our next meeting will be Thursday, June 9, 2022, 0300H-0400H UTC.

End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1654747150995789 

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Report: Inclusion and Diverse Speaker Workshops May 2022

This month, we held two “Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events” discussions.

May 2022

Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events – Discussions

Facilitator: @jillbinder

To accommodate the WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. organizers, we held short discussions on two different dates (May 10 and 14, 2022) about the videos on Learn WordPress. Also invited: All event organizers, contributors, and the mentorsMentor 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. in the #diverse-speaker-support channel.

Total number who attended both: 21 

From number of cities: 23 (one person represented MeetupsMeetup 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 3 cities/countries)

From number of countries: 8 (Bolivia, India, Nigeria, Philippines, The Netherlands, Portugal, Cabo Verde, United States)

Self-reported increase in preparedness to help create more inclusive WordPress event after taking the workshop: 23%

Testimonials

“I grew from the experience of attending the #WPDiversity workshop. What I took away is that we are stronger together when creating diverse spaces. We see each other’s blind spots and through collaboration we can ensure everyone feels included.” – Winstina Hughes, Community Contributor, US

“This session offered new methods to make events even more inclusive. We absolutely loved discovering that simply changing a few phrases may make meetups & wordcamps even more open to more people.” – WP Swings

“I found the Inclusion training for 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 inspiring and helpful. If you’re involved in events in any way, I recommend it.” – Jonathan Wold

“Five minutes in, I felt inspired to start trying some of these ideas as we restart in person meetups. No matter your goal, there are so many applicable basics for community building in this workshop that anyone attending can take something away that they can use immediately in their community.” – Cate DeRosia, WCUS 2022 Lead Trio, Grand Rapids, MI

“I have a better understanding of real inclusion resources.” – Mike Straw, WordPress Code WranglerWrangler Someone, usually a person part of event organizing team, who looks after certain things like budget or sponsors., Athens, Ohio

“Every bit of training helps!” – Anon

diverse-speaker-support channel

We have a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel #diverse-speaker-support in the Make WordPress Slack for:

  • workshopping talks with each other and with mentors
  • finding out about WordPress speaking opportunities from WordPress Meetups and WordCamps
  • getting to know other WordPress speakers and organizers

Number of past #WPDiversity Workshop participants who joined in May 2022: 2 

Wins this month: 2

  • One speaker got accepted to speak
  • One speaker got feedback on her presentation

Thank you

A lot of people contribute to making these workshops successful. Thank you to each and every one!

Upcoming

Love this? Come attend a workshop!

Watch https://make.wordpress.org/community/tag/wpdiversityworkshops/ for our next workshop announcement.

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Recap of the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) AMER/EMEA on June 8, 2022

Attending: @jillbinder, @juliarosia, @katiejrichards, @kcrockett, @onealtr, @santanainniss

Facilitator: @kcrockett

Start: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1654707592072139

Summary

1 Check-ins (everyone)

2 First time here

3 Comments, questions, ideas (anyone)

4 Workshops (Speaker & Inclusion) (@jillbinder)

5 APAC (@onealtr)

6 WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. (@juliarosia)

7 Diverse Speaker Support channel (@kcrockett, @juliarosia, @jillbinder)

8 Marketing (@santanainniss)

9 DEI plans for WordPress events (@juliarosia)

10 Other Updates + Next week’s meeting facilitator (anyone)


End: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C037W5S7X/p1654711167610459

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