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Winstina Hughes

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Winstina Hughes is the Planning and Strategic Partnership Manager at Maryland State Highway Administration. She possesses a unique blend of technical knowledge, leadership skills, and a passion for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As a WordPress Core Contributor and co-organizer of the WordPress NYC Meetup group (with over 9,500 members!), she has spent over a decade championing the CMS’s versatility. Her expertise ranges from empowering local governments with digital solutions (WordCamp US 2017) to demystifying technical tools like Jetpack and Google Analytics (WordCamp Austin 2017). She is equally adept at addressing current trends. Her recent presentation with co-speaker and leadership coach Yvonne Gonzalez (WordCamp Phoenix 2024) explored human-centric leadership in the face of AI, sparking important discussions about the future of leadership.

As a leader, she founded the initiative Support Inclusion in Tech (SiNC), which tackles financial barriers by funding travel for underrepresented speakers at WordCamps globally. SiNC’s innovative approach through partnerships fosters diversity, equity and inclusion and ensures a richer exchange of ideas within the WordPress open-source ecosystem.

Pronouns: She/Her