Elizabeth Shilling Awarded the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship

The WordPress Foundation has announced that Elizabeth Shilling, one of three co-founders of the Women Who WP meetup group, is the second recipient of the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship was created in 2015 to remember Kim Parsell and provide an opportunity for a woman who may not have the financial means to attend the largest WordCamp in the US.

Bridget Willard on the left with Elizabeth Shilling on the right
Bridget Willard on the left with Elizabeth Shilling on the right

Shilling is a former biology teacher, business owner, plugin developer, and feminist leader. According to the announcement, Shilling was chosen for her dedication to open source and being a champion for women in leadership. The scholarship covers the cost of a WordCamp ticket, flight, and lodging. If you see Shilling at WordCamp US this weekend, be sure to congratulate her.

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  1. Hi, WP Tavern.

    Thanks for featuring Elizabeth Shilling in your article; we’re so proud of her.

    Elizabeth one of three founders of our WordPress meetup called Women Who WP along with Jen Miller and myself.

    We’re grateful that this scholarship exists because we feel it is much needed. Many women can’t justify the cost of travel to our industry conferences.

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    1. Sorry about that, the post was edited with the necessary changes.

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