The words open source are so often used when referring to pieces of software or hardware. But in reality, open source can refer to any project which is developed and nurtured in an open and transparent way by the community. As such these projects lifecycle are determined by the community and its sustainability, longevity, and health depends is intimately ligated to again, this community.
In this talk, I will draw from my experience building, and leading communities of practice and open source projects to introduce the concept of inclusive leadership and provide practical guidance on ways to engage a diverse range of contributors in the long term. I will also present techniques and resources I have used when mentored people from underrepresented backgrounds to step up into positions of leadership in the open source world.