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 who got tickets, at any rate) points to there being some real barriers to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

This article was published at Post Status — the community for WordPress professionals.

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