Gender Equity In Design

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Gender Equity In Design says
AIGA Members: $150
Potential Members: $200

Enhance your leadership skills and advance gender equity with this one-day professional development workshop especially for designers.

Sessions start with a dive into gender, empathy, and workplace issues that affect leadership progression and collaboration. From there, a range of high-energy interactive activities bust through biases to forge co-designed solutions.

The event is gender inclusive and capped at 25 participants. Breakfast and lunch are provided.


• Improve your understanding of gender-related cognitive biases and develop skills to overcome them
• Increase your negotiating and collaboration skills
• Develop enhanced communication and facilitation capabilities
• Develop empathetic understanding of gender-related workplace issues
• Improve your management style to be more inclusive and empowered
• Leave with an improved toolset to enact equity in your workplace

OUTLINE 8:30am – 4:00pm

// Morning session

• Introduction to behavioral bias and workplace equity
• Small group activity on issue and opportunity identification
• Leadership, empathy and storytelling activity
// Lunch break

// Afternoon session

• Action and empathy mapping
• Co-design ideation session on reframing biases


Leyla Acaroglu, PhD, is a New York-based Australian designer, sociologist, educator, sustainability provocateur and entrepreneur respected around the world for her speaking and facilitation skills. She is the founder of The Un-School of Disruptive Design and two multidisciplinary design agencies dedicated to social and environmental innovation: Disrupt Design in New York and Eco Innovators in Melbourne. Leyla is a respected international speaker, facilitator, and communicator as well as a visiting scholar at NYU and an Innovator-in-residence at the Center for Social Innovation NYC. Her award-winning work challenges people to see the secret life of everyday things and to think differently about the ways in which we live in the world.
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By: AIGA Seattle

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