A Reparative List For Your Male-Dominated Design Conference.
This public document is a list of incredible women who work in design, as recommended by those who admire them.
This list resides on Google Docs and is publicly editable. It contains the names and short descriptions of women who work in design from all over the world. Last count was over 300 women across 32 countries.
The women’s names have been added to this list by their peers and admirers, and they range from fresh graduates to VPs. What you’ll notice is they aren’t just spectacularly good at what they do — they have been recommended because they are also inspiring colleagues, agents of change, and community advocates.
Male-dominated design events are not just exclusionary: they cannot properly represent the full scope and power of design through the people who work within it. Lacking diversity means losing imperative knowledge and relevance that conferences exist to promote.
Bonnie Abbott is a Melbourne-based designer, writer and researcher.