Hi, my name is Jill. This is what I've been up to lately.
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’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%!