Birgit Olzem is a WordPress expert and passionate community contributor with two decades of experience. As a single mother of five, she’s juggled the demands of family life while providing invaluable training and support to individuals and small businesses within the WordPress ecosystem.

She’s served in numerous roles, including leading make/WordPress Marketing in Germany, acting as a Global Polyglots team mentor, and Locale Manager for An ardent advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIBDEIB DEIB stands for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.) within the WordPress community, she’s committed to making a difference.

Through her personal journey of resilience, she’s now focused on sharing her insights, learnings, and reflections on her site, As she embarks on this new chapter of documenting her legacy and nurturing the WordPress community, she invites you to join her in championing a more inclusive future.


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Recent posts

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.