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Welcome to UIT’s New Cohost!

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Welcome Samah Nasr to Underrepresented in Tech!

Samah is the new Underrepresented in Tech project partner, including podcast co-host.

We’ve got a few episodes published already and she’s doing a great job! You can learn more about her in this first episode introducing her.

Samah is a proud contributor to the WordPress polyglot team, juggling pixels and languages with finesse!

As a Project Manager at Yoast, she is the mastermind behind the scenes, ensuring their projects and event planning sparkle brighter than a unicorn’s horn! In addition to that, she is also the guardian of the Yoast Diversity and Care funds, spreading love, inclusion, and digital magic!

✨ Here’s one of my favorite things from the past month.✨

Julien S Bourrelle in a screenshot from his TEDx Talk Culture Drives Behaviours. He's in a dark suit with his hands in front of him as he speaks.

My daughter shared this TEDx talk with me about how Culture Drives Behaviours. It’s definitely worth a watch/listen. It’s just over 12 minutes long.

👩‍💻 Our Latest Podcast Episode

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Listen to: Why Remote Work is Good for DEIB

In this episode, Samah and Michelle discuss how remote work is beneficial to many underrepresented groups, and why they have found working from home (or wherever they happen to be) to allow for greater flexibility, improved productivity, and overall work satisfaction.

Board Diversity Leads to Better Profits

Forbes Names Duke Among America’s Best Employers for Diversity in 2024

Inspiring Inclusion: Make it a Habit

UNC Charlotte’s Prism hosts second annual pride prom celebrating diversity and inclusion

How not to fail on diversity & inclusion in business

Canada’s investment funds industry can lead in diversity

🔥 Michelle’s Hot Take: Your Opinion Matters 🔥

This month WP Includes launched a survey. The Gender Equality in WordPress Businesses Survey asks questions about the gender composition of leadership teams, the experiences of women and gender-diverse leaders and employees, and the challenges and barriers to their career success.

WP Includes is a leading advocate for increasing the representation of women in WordPress boardrooms and leadership. Their mentorship program pairs mentees with women in leadership positions in WordPress companies.

The Gender Equality in WordPress Businesses Survey will gain critical insight into the gender composition of leadership teams, the experiences of women and gender-diverse leaders and employees, and the challenges and barriers to their career success.

“Our hypothesis is that WordPress business leadership is generally male dominated. This is our experience of working within the ecosystem,” said Siobhan McKeown, co-founder of WP Includes and COO at enterprise agency Human Made. “We want to both validate this and learn more about the experience of women and gender-diverse individuals who are working in WordPress businesses, especially when it comes to support at work and opportunities for progression.”

For more information and to participate in the survey, visit Gender Equality in WordPress Businesses Survey.

Listen to the WP Includes (feat. Francesca Marano and Siobhan McKeown) episode to meet the founders of WP Includes.

✨Newest additions to the database!✨

In each monthly newsletter, get introduced to some of the most recent professionals who have added themselves to the Underrepresented in Tech database!

Filipa Teixeira

  • Development/code
  • E-commerce
  • WordPress

Jill Wen

  • Development/code
  • E-commerce
  • WordPress

Caroline Hagan

  • Website Design
  • Accessibilith
  • WordPress

Anne Bovelett

  • Website design
  • Accessibility
  • Public speaking

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