The range of consumers for modern products and services is more diverse than ever – but tech and other emerging industries themselves, unfortunately, aren’t. Creating workforce diversity and inclusiveness is hard work, but for the next generation of women who design tech, it’ll be worth it.
For our panel, we’ve invited 4 brilliant women who are thriving in the current environment and are paving the way into innovative industries for other women and minorities to follow. We are coming together to talk about the fundamental topics of how to get into tech as a woman-designer, how to design innovative products and services for a broad range of consumers, and ultimately, how to design a new world for the next generation of diverse professionals.
Daria Gonzalez (moderator) is the Founder & CEO of Wunderdogs, a distributed branding agency with American leadership and European design. Daria is a former early-stage investor @ GVA. Capital and Stanford MBA’16.
Michelle Kim is Senior Product Designer @ JUUL Labs. Previously from FinTech, Healthcare, and gaming. Michelle is passionate about health, fitness, CBT, and dogs.
Maggie Connors is the Founder & CEO of besito, the world’s most beautiful cannabis vaporizer. Previously she worked in brand management at Pepsi, Starbucks, and Apple. She received her MBA from Stanford and a BA from Northwestern University and was a cannabis investor before starting besito.
Phnam Bagely is an Industrial Designer. She runs an agency called Nonfictionbased in SF. Her job is to turn science-fiction into reality to create a better future for all.
Ericka Ames spent last 5 years @ Turo, currently in the Associate Creative Director role. Ericka is a multifaceted graphic designer specializing in print, identity, packaging, marketing, web, motion graphics, and UI.
AIGA SF’s Women in Leadership and Design (WILD) initiative aims for gender parity in design. The purpose of WILD Programming, meetups and workshops is to empower women and genderqueer persons at every stage on their path to leadership.
Wunderdogs is a creative team on a mission to transform amazing underdogs into big dogs. We provide beginning-to-end design, production, and marketing services for emerging and growth-stage companies. Embracing our Silicon Valley roots, we focus on working with technology companies, venture funds, emerging industries, and high impact organizations.
Why Does AIGA SF Charge a Fee to Attend?
We’re a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and while we would LOVE to produce free programming, San Francisco is an expensive city! All ticket fees directly support the work we do and future programming.
We want all AIGA SF and WILD programming to be accessible to those who wish to attend. To inquire about free or reduced tickets, please take a moment to fill out our scholarship form.
We do not offer refunds. All ticket sales go directly to supporting AIGA SF programming and events.
Getting to AIGA SF
Street parking is limited and the nearest parking garage is located at Sutter & Stockton. We encourage guests to use car sharing or take public transportation. We’re located blocks away from the Montgomery BART station. We cannot accommodate bikes in our space, however, secure bike parking is located at the Embarcadero BART station, a 15-minute walk to our office.
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