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Gender Equity in Design
Friday, February 26 2016
8:30 am–4:00 pm
Past Event
Friday, February 26 2016
8:30 am–4:00 pm

Gender Equity in Design

Friday, February 26 2016
8:30 am–4:00 pm

Gender Equity in Design

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.

Outline
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

About the facilitator
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.

Parsons School of Design


66 5th Avenue
New York, NY

Parsons School of Design


66 5th Avenue
New York, NY