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Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?

Drawing on a gender gap at WCUS noticed by Women in WP, Rob Howard thinks there might be a “self-employment penalty” on conference attendance that disproportionately affects women. There’s a lot of speculation in this article, but it’s a subject worth deeper analysis. Whatever the cause, a 2:1 male-to-female ratio in WCUS attendees (or people…

Salary Transparency: Why Not?
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Salary Transparency: Why Not?

On the Post Status job board, like many others, most of the WordPress employers who use it don’t include salary ranges on their job listings. Should they? Piccia Neri asked them all why they do or don’t practice salary transparency. She also put the question to agencies, freelancers, the WordPress community, developers, and designers on Twitter. Find out what Piccia learned and why she thinks salary transparency should be a universal practice where it hasn’t yet become a legal obligation.

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Creativity and Chronic Pain

Here’s “a frank conversation about illness and pain” from AIGA Eye on Design by Madeleine Morley. Madeleine talks with SICK magazine editor Olivia Spring about SICK’s rejection of productivity as a virtue. Pause and rest when you need to β€” and make that possible for your employees or team. Here’s Olivia on why her creative…

Post Status Excerpt (No. 63) β€” Pay Transparency, Mutual Respect, and the Community We Need
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 63) β€” Pay Transparency, Mutual Respect, and the Community We Need

This week, Ny relates some personal experiences where pay transparency was lacking and the impact it can have on workplace cultures. This leads into a discussion of pay transparency in the hiring process β€” how it matters to everyone but especially job seekers who are black, indigenous, and other people of color.

Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship β€” Post Status Draft 123
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Building and Sustaining the WordPress Community Through Mentorship β€” Post Status Draft 123

For Nyasha Green, a healthy tech community prioritizes mentoring. She credits her mentors with helping her find her place in WordPress. How well does your part of the WordPress ecosystem support mentorship? Can we make mentoring a key way people contribute to WordPress’s future?

Can Five for the Future Fund WordPress Research?
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Can Five for the Future Fund WordPress Research?

How can WordPress attract and retain more contributors? How can we assess and improve contributors, leaders, governance, transparency, discourse, and diversity in this dynamic community? Jordi Cabot proposes making research into these areas as a part of WordPress.org’s Five for the Future program.

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