Effective and diverse design leadership can help a company positively shape not only its brand, but its business strategy, service experience, workplace culture, and more. Numerous studies show that companies in the “top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have finacial returns above their national industry medians.” (Why Diversity Matters. - McKinsey)
In a field where people of color are underrepresented, particularly in positions of leadership, how do we make diversity the rule and not the exception? How do we create pathways for underrepresented designers to contribute to strategy and to larger scale projects as well as provide leadership? How can they get a seat at the table?
Join AIGA Boston as we explore how designers can build influence and create opportunities for career growth within their workplaces. The night will feature an interactive talk and guided networking. We’ll cover topics related to leadership and positional power, salary negotiation, and career development strategies.
This event is a part of Design for Hire, an AIGA Boston event series focused on providing designers and creative hiring professionals with the education, resources, and network needed to incorporate diversity and inclusion practices into their workplaces.