May 30, 2017 — Protecting diversity, empowering oneself and ones colleagues are difficult are challenging career questions that we all face at some point during our professional lives. As WordPress professionals, we are lucky that, in addition to our communities as freelancers, agencies or publishers, the larger WordPress community serves as a support network when we face these challenges. The goal of this panel is to bring together professionals from different sectors of the WordPress community to share their experiences facing questions of diversity and empowerment in the WP community.
May 14, 2017 — In this business track session, Tracy will share insights from decades of entrepreneurship experience. Her core message? No matter how awesome your team, if it’s not diverse, you’ll have blind spots. You need diversity.
December 11, 2016 — The products we build as designers often have to reach a variety of audiences. Some of best collaborations have benefited from diverse perspectives and a unified effort. How do we create teams that value open participation by employees with different perspectives and personalities?
This talk will at empathy, intersectionality and other concepts as the relate to building and maintaining strong teams.
July 5, 2016 — Having graduated in Social Design, my ability to merge this field with communication in the world of web puts me in a stimulating position today, but it’s a position not many women know they can reach; especially women of colour – since the tech world is portrayed as a male-dominated industry. I hope to contribute to the growing conversation about how we can make tech more welcoming and accessible for women whose contribution in such fields is often overlooked.
July 16, 2015 — In this talk wel look at some of the psychological and sociological aspects which inhibit the change to a more diverse workforce in the IT industry. But we don’t stop there: we all are in a unique position to contribute to this change, so let’s discuss what each of us can do today to move towards a healthier and more economically sane industry.