Women living in the Balkan peninsula countries have always shared lots of similarities and common codes of communication. Whenever we have the opportunity to gather around in events, it feels like talking to dear friends, who already understand and know each other by heart.
Who are we?
We are a group of women involved in organizing local WordPress meetups and WordCamps within the Balkan region. We have gathered and created the Balkan Women WordPress online meetup starting symbolically on International Women’s Day – 8th March 2021.
How did we decide to organize a Women’s meetup?
We have been focusing on the issue of women not participating in tech communities in general as well as the WordPress Community and we wanted to find out what the reason was. For a while, this matter seemed distant from the inclusivity the WordPress Community is all about.
However, after discussions, we realized that women need a space that would make them feel more welcome and safe until they get to know the Community well and decide to take the next step and participate more actively. And we, as members who have been around for a long time, are here to help pave the way for newcomers.
Nowadays, we live in the era of #metoo, women are raising their voices and society is ready to listen, embrace and empower them, support and encourage them. We’ve chosen to do that constructively.
We’re here to show other women that the WordPress Community is a safe space and that they are not alone. The Code of Conduct protects all of us and we’re standing up for each other.
Every 3rd Friday of each month, the Balkan Women of WordPress will gather to discuss various topics, to encourage and train diverse female speakers, to inspire them to join and to get involved with the WordPress Community. We’ll share our knowledge and experiences, gain new skills, discuss job opportunities and support each other in our WordPress world journey.
Our goal is to support women (cisgender and those who identify as women) developers, designers, and bloggers who are passionate about using the WordPress platform for professional and personal goals.
We focus on empowering our women-identified Meetup members working not only with WordPress plugins and themes but also in eCommerce, branding, marketing, journalism, business, entrepreneurship, and more.
We have a date
Our premiere will take place online through a Ζoom call on the 8th of March 2021. You can see the exact times for your country in the table below.
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Where can you find us?
Soon the schedule of our first meetup will be published, all our social media profiles will be available and accessible as well as our website. At the same time feel free to contact us through the nearby official regular WordPress meetups in your area.