Achieving Gender Equity in Design Leadership

Doubling the Number of Women in Design Leadership


Emily Oberman


Doug Powell


Heather Stern


Even though over 50% of creative designers are women, they hold just 11% of leadership positions and earn less than $0.80 on the dollar compared to males. Enter Double or Nothing from the AIGA, a movement to confront the ingrained biases existing within the industry. This panel will discuss plans to change the odds for female creatives and help inform other businesses. Discover which programs and policies can help fix the problem and how you can become a champion for accelerating progress.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Design
Level: Intermediate