Tuesday Trainings: How do I contribute to WordPress? Part 3

Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) 2021 Year-End Report

Posted by Dot Org Community on December 15, 2021 at 6:42 pm
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Hello everyone! As a follow-up to Matt’s mention of our Diversity work in the State of the Word yesterday, I wanted to share some data and more detail around our  accomplishments this year. #WPDiversity Results December 2020-November 2021 In 2021, the Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) expanded from one to three programs: Diverse Speaker program, Allyship program, Diverse Speaker Support program. Our group and the community held 26 #WPDiversity events this year. 146 participants from at least 66 cities in 16 countries attended these events from December 2020 – November 2021. People who took at least a portion of our Diverse Speaker workshop reported an increase in self-confidence by 20%. People who took our Allyship for WordPress Event Organizers workshop reported an increase in preparedness to hold an inclusive event by 52%! In the Diverse Speaker Support program, as of November 30, 2021, 49 people have joined it so far. 50% (25) of these are people from underrepresented groups who are looking for speaking opportunities at WordPress events. Testimonials Testimonial for Diverse Speaker workshop: “I felt like you were reading my mind on some of these points about what holds us back from speaking. And the brainstorm prompts are all…

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