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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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.
Ineligible to apply for the speaker travel fund. Your support, no matter the amount, would mean the world to me. It will help ensure that I can fully participate in WordCamp US.
Relive WordCamp Europe 2023’s Contributor Day: inspiring meetings, vibrant discussions, and preparations for WordCamp Germany. Join us for an upcoming panel on non-coding WordPress contributions!