The Underrepresented in Tech Podcast

Learn how to be a better ally in tech

In Underrepresented in Tech’s weekly podcast, UIT founders Allie Nimmons and Michelle Frechette (and sometimes a special guest!) discuss topics that are important to them as champions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the WordPress/tech community.

Over 10,000 downloads since December 2020!

Episode guests have included

Nyasha Green

Nyasha Green

Josepha Haden Chomphosy

Josepha Haden Chomphosy

Dan Maby

Dan Maby

Lesley Sim

Lesley Sim

Maestro Stevens

Maestro Stevens

Latest Episodes

WordPress, Religion, and Events

WordPress, Religion, and Events

In this episode, Samah and Michelle talk about a recent open letter to the organizers for WCEU 2025 from Shahjahan Jewel, in which he talks about WCEU 2025 coinciding with Eid al-Adha, a significant holiday for Muslims. He equates it as if WordCamp was to be held over Christmas.

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The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

In this episode, Samah and Michelle talk about the digital divide – what it is, who it affects, and how it affects people on both sides. They discuss how lack of access is not a reflection on intelligence or ability, in spite of what politicians and those with privilege may think.

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Accessibility Episodes

Celebrating Pride Month with Guest david wolfpaw

Celebrating Pride Month with Guest david wolfpaw

In this episode Samah and Michelle welcome david wolfpaw to the podcast where the discussion centers on Pride Month, but also outlines some of the challenges that those in the queer community still encounter in life and in the tech community. Special thanks to david for sharing with us and helping us to learn and grow.

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We Choose the Bear

We Choose the Bear

From Harrison Butker’s anti-feminist, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-abortion, anti-IVF, anti-surrogacy…well anti-almost-anything-he-doesn’t-agree-with speech to the men who don’t take no for an answer in DMs (and worse), Samah and Michelle not only understand when women say “they choose the bear,” but themselves choose the bear, too.

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How Language Supports Community

How Language Supports Community

In this episode, Samah and Michelle welcome Ruth Kalinka for a conversation around how language can support community – whether we learn additional languages for communication or rely on technology for the assist. Communication, however we achieve it, creates connection.

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Allyship Episodes

Community Building Episodes

The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

In this episode, Samah and Michelle talk about the digital divide – what it is, who it affects, and how it affects people on both sides. They discuss how lack of access is not a reflection on intelligence or ability, in spite of what politicians and those with privilege may think.

read more
Celebrating Pride Month with Guest david wolfpaw

Celebrating Pride Month with Guest david wolfpaw

In this episode Samah and Michelle welcome david wolfpaw to the podcast where the discussion centers on Pride Month, but also outlines some of the challenges that those in the queer community still encounter in life and in the tech community. Special thanks to david for sharing with us and helping us to learn and grow.

read more
We Choose the Bear

We Choose the Bear

From Harrison Butker’s anti-feminist, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-abortion, anti-IVF, anti-surrogacy…well anti-almost-anything-he-doesn’t-agree-with speech to the men who don’t take no for an answer in DMs (and worse), Samah and Michelle not only understand when women say “they choose the bear,” but themselves choose the bear, too.

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DEI Concept Episodes

WordPress, Religion, and Events

WordPress, Religion, and Events

In this episode, Samah and Michelle talk about a recent open letter to the organizers for WCEU 2025 from Shahjahan Jewel, in which he talks about WCEU 2025 coinciding with Eid al-Adha, a significant holiday for Muslims. He equates it as if WordCamp was to be held over Christmas.

read more
The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

In this episode, Samah and Michelle talk about the digital divide – what it is, who it affects, and how it affects people on both sides. They discuss how lack of access is not a reflection on intelligence or ability, in spite of what politicians and those with privilege may think.

read more

Event Episodes

Hiring and Recruiting Episodes

WordPress, Religion, and Events

WordPress, Religion, and Events

In this episode, Samah and Michelle talk about a recent open letter to the organizers for WCEU 2025 from Shahjahan Jewel, in which he talks about WCEU 2025 coinciding with Eid al-Adha, a significant holiday for Muslims. He equates it as if WordCamp was to be held over Christmas.

read more

Job and Career Episodes

WordPress, Religion, and Events

WordPress, Religion, and Events

In this episode, Samah and Michelle talk about a recent open letter to the organizers for WCEU 2025 from Shahjahan Jewel, in which he talks about WCEU 2025 coinciding with Eid al-Adha, a significant holiday for Muslims. He equates it as if WordCamp was to be held over Christmas.

read more

Marketing and Language Episodes

Celebrating Pride Month with Guest david wolfpaw

Celebrating Pride Month with Guest david wolfpaw

In this episode Samah and Michelle welcome david wolfpaw to the podcast where the discussion centers on Pride Month, but also outlines some of the challenges that those in the queer community still encounter in life and in the tech community. Special thanks to david for sharing with us and helping us to learn and grow.

read more
We Choose the Bear

We Choose the Bear

From Harrison Butker’s anti-feminist, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-abortion, anti-IVF, anti-surrogacy…well anti-almost-anything-he-doesn’t-agree-with speech to the men who don’t take no for an answer in DMs (and worse), Samah and Michelle not only understand when women say “they choose the bear,” but themselves choose the bear, too.

read more
How Language Supports Community

How Language Supports Community

In this episode, Samah and Michelle welcome Ruth Kalinka for a conversation around how language can support community – whether we learn additional languages for communication or rely on technology for the assist. Communication, however we achieve it, creates connection.

read more

Resources and Programs Episodes

The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide

In this episode, Samah and Michelle talk about the digital divide – what it is, who it affects, and how it affects people on both sides. They discuss how lack of access is not a reflection on intelligence or ability, in spite of what politicians and those with privilege may think.

read more