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 de.w.org. 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, coachbirgit.com. 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

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 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…