Author: Birgit Olzem

Birgit Olzem is a seasoned WordPress enthusiast, passionate trainer, mentor, and advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in the tech space. Over the past 20 years, she's juggled a thriving WordPress journey with raising her five children, leaning on her self-taught skills and the generous support of the WordPress community. She's excited about the future of WordPress, mentoring the next generation of WordPress enthusiasts, and bringing more diversity into tech. Connect with her on Twitter @CoachBirgit or on Mastodon Follow and comment to this blog

Inclusion in Action: Call for Expanding Travel Funds to WordPress Contributors!

In the world of WordPress and open-source, we’ve started making strides towards inclusivity, especially with some companies setting up diversity travel funds for speakers from underrepresented groups. That’s remarkable, but there’s a big piece of the puzzle still missing. Backbone Contributor Day Attendees and Table leads are left out. As a long-term contributor, I’ve been…

Beyond the Visible: Crafting Inclusive WordPress Events for Those with Invisible Illnesses and Chronic Disabilities

In my presentation, titled “Beyond the Visible: Crafting Inclusive WordPress Events for Those with Invisible Illnesses and Chronic Disabilities,” I delved into the often overlooked aspect of accessibility – catering to those with invisible illnesses and chronic disabilities.

Inclusivity in Action: How No-Code Contributions Drive DEIB in WordPress

Inclusivity in Action explores how no-code contributions are driving diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in WordPress. By empowering individuals with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to contribute to the platform, WordPress is creating a more inclusive and representative community.

Proposal: WordPress DEIB Committee – Establishing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging within the WordPress Community

In the spirit of the #WP20 celebrations and fostering an ever-improving community, I want to address a conversation that recently arose within our ranks that resonates deeply with me, and I believe, with many of us. The discussion centered around the announced speaker lineup for WordCamp Europe 2023, where community members pointed out a lack…