Women Lead Initiative

Celebrating and fostering women’s achievements in design.

Women today outnumber men in AIGA’s membership—as in design schools and disciplines—yet leadership, representation, and parity remain a challenge.

AIGA Women Lead is committed to empowering women in design and advancing the vital discourse on issues facing professional women today without generalizing or segregating women designers. Instead, we aim to address persistent biases and inequities inclusively and constructively through programming around three goals.

Join us to:

  • Celebrate the achievements of women in design.

  • Cultivate awareness of gender-related issues, while building knowledge and leadership skills.
  • Connect by facilitating relationships within and beyond the design industry.

Meet the committee

The AIGA Women Lead committee works to develop programs, events, and resources for an inclusive audience—women and men, emerging designers and seasoned professionals, members and nonmembers.

Get Acclimated

Everyone has to begin somewhere. Begin learning about the Women Lead field here.

Looking to delve deeper? Join the WLI LinkedIn group and follow #AIGAwomenlead on Twitter.

Get Involved

Ready to get involved but wondering where you can jump in? Here are a few programs you can get started with today.

Get Inspired

Design Leader interview series

Last year, AIGA Women Lead launched its first interview series to ask design leaders at studios, agencies, and companies who have demonstrated a commitment to gender equity to share their unique Women Lead stories.

AIGA Women Lead

Former and current Women Lead committee members featured in the Design Leader series and based in New York. Top row, left to right: Cheryl Heller, Debbie Millman, Jada Britto, Heather Stern. Seated form left to right: Lynda Decker, Deborah Adler. Photo by John Madere.

To get involved and support the Women Lead campaign, contact AIGA Strategic Initiatives.

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