About Me

jillbinder-grandcanyon

  • I have been nominated for the 2020 BraveIT Award and I need your help to continue my work in empowering diverse speakers around the world. Read more about BraveIT, my journey in helping people from marginalized and underrepresented groups in tech, and vote for me here: https://web.tierpoint.com/braveit-award-2020-vote
  • I’m leading the Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) in the WordPress.org Community Team with a 50% sponsorship from Automattic and 4 hours a week sponsored by GreenGeeks. We have a 4-hour workshop that encourages people from marginalized or underrepresented groups to speak at WordPress events. WordCamps typically start at 10% or fewer speakers of underrepresented groups, and within months of running the workshop, most have 50% or more speaker diversity!
  • I was the December 2019’s feature for People of WordPress on wordpress.org news!
  • I’m expanding to help more technologies with this impactful work. My business, Diverse In Tech, helps tech conferences and companies get more diverse voices on stage and in meetings with a proven system. Check out our 3-minute promo video.
  • Participants of my workshops self-report public speaking confidence scores increase of 60%!
  • Next workshops: Speaker training for people from marginalized or underrepresented groups in WordPress
  • I’m dabbling sometimes in making website tools to help people be more awesome (thing.do) or do useful things (isthemovielikethebook.com).
  • Some of the other things I’m currently loving: introvert adventures, minimalism, art, octopodes.
  • Before the pandemic, I was splitting my time between beautiful-loud Vancouver, BC and beautiful-quiet Vernon, BC. Now I’m squirreled away in our big apartment on a hill in Vernon.

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