Latin America Woman Speaker

WordPress Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in Latin America

Women in Latin America: Join us for a day-long workshop to own your expertise and generate WordPress-related topics on which to give talks.

Workshop

Saturday, October 29th, 2022, 10 am-6 pm Costa Rica Time

Hilton San Jose La Sabana
Antiguo Restaurante El Chicote,
San José 10108, Costa Rica
Located in front of the National Stadium and La Sabana Park


Free

About this Event

Women Speaker Event

GreenGeeks is helping the Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) organize and host a workshop: WordPress Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in Latin America

This is a workshop for women in Latin America who are thinking about speaking at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp.

When we say women, we include anyone who identifies as a woman some or all of the time.

Does the thought of speaking at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp intrigue you? The focus of this hands-on, online workshop will be to generate WordPress-related topics to give a talk on, boost your speaking confidence, and allow you to practice speaking in a safe space.

At the end of the workshop, you will have a few ideas for talks, an outline of one topic, a title, a pitch/proposal for applying to events, and a chance to practice speaking.

You do NOT need any experience in public speaking. This workshop is for all levels of experience.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for you if:

  • You identify as a woman some or all of the time
  • You have thought about speaking at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp but haven’t been able to think of a topic
  • You think you don’t know anything worth speaking about
  • You would like to feel more confident about being on stage

The Great Things About Being in Person

In Person Event for Women
  • We can see each other again and connect with other women in the WordPress Community
  • Do the activities and interact with other women in the community, hear their ideas and share our knowledge and experience
  • Share a nice lunch with everyone, as well as a cocktail party to conclude the event
  • You will have the support of the GreenGeeks staff to carry out the activities in order to make it a more interactive workshop

This will be the approximate schedule for the day:

Saturday, October 29th, 2022, 10 am – 6 pm Costa Rica Time

10 am-10:30 am

  • Arrive

10:30 am-12 pm

  • Intro to the workshop and small group ice breakers
  • Foundation concepts, Imposter Syndrome, Finding A Topic

12 pm-1 pm

  • Lunch – Discuss topics with each other

1 pm-5:30 pm

  • Refining your topic & small group discussion
  • Break (15m)
  • Writing a pitch & share with small groups
  • Coffee break (30m)
  • Creating Your talk & share with small groups
  • Break (15m)
  • Becoming a better speaker
  • Questions and comments

5:30 pm-6 pm

  • Informal open social time

Accessibility:

  • The facilitator will be presenting in English over Zoom on a large screen. (Jill would love to be there with you in person but her health prevents her from traveling during the pandemic)
  • You will have a headset to hear a live Spanish translator
  • There will be mentors on-site who will help you with the exercises
  • Live transcript will be available to turn on or off
  • Please let us know if you have any other accessibility needs

Why We Are Doing This?

Latin America Women Speakers for WordPress

GreenGeeks values diversity, particularly empowering women around the world. We see a world where there is a mix of different organizers and leaders, including a mix of genders.

Public speaking is one of the direct paths that opens up great opportunities for people. This is why we are co-organizing this event with #WPDiversity, and working closely with Jill Binder, the lead of the Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity), to host this workshop.

This workshop follows the workshop that we hosted and helped to organize last year (2021) where we brought in Jill Binder to teach WordPress Event Organizers how to hold a speaker workshop for women.

This year, we want to work directly with the women we are supporting with this project. That is why we are holding the women voices workshop itself, rather than a “train the trainers” version of the workshop.

I felt like you were reading my mind on some of these points about what holds us back from speaking. And the brainstorm prompts are all really, really good. I walked away with a ton of ideas and newfound confidence. I’m excited to talk now. This workshop works!

Erika Lewis, Developer

This workshop was worth my time. I could actually feel myself shift into a ‘speaker mindset!

Time, Software Developer

Saturday, October 29th, 2022, 10 am – 6 pm Costa Rica Time
Hilton San Jose La Sabana
Antiguo Restaurante El Chicote,
San José 10108, Costa Rica
Located in front of the National Stadium and La Sabana Park

Please help us share this event with women in Latin America, and if this workshop is for you, please get your ticket on the Eventbrite now!

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