After Hours: Wonder Women Joining Forces



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​About Event πŸ“£

​ADPList After Hours is a monthly panel discussion where mentors share their views and person experiences on everything that designers can and may face throughout their careers. We talk with no formality and diplomacy. Who else is ready for some 'raw and spicy πŸ”₯' talks? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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​The Uncensored Edition #3: Wonder Women Joining Forces πŸ†

​Where are the women in design leadership?

​According to the 2019 Design Census conducted by AIGA and Google, 53.5% of designers are women. However, only 11% of them are in leadership roles.

​The tech industry is notorious for gender imbalance β€” the design world needs more female leaders! How do we empower more female designers to purse leadership opportunities? Let's work together to better support the career and personal growth of female designers in our workplaces. Let's unlock our leadership strengths together and continue to inspire others along the way!

​Guest host πŸŽ‰

β€‹πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Stephanie Krell - Executive Director of Strategy and HCD at andculture

​Steph is a Human-Centered Design specialist with a focus in Service Design, Design Thinking, and Design Strategy.Β She has worked for Walt Disney and Universal Studios theme parks designing hotel and entertainment experiences before moving on to both commercial and federal consulting. She recently accepted a new role as Executive Director of Strategy and HCD for and culture and currently resides in Washington, D.C.

​Fun Fact: Stephanie can make amazing animal imitations - dolphin and horse are her best.


​Mentor panelists πŸŽ™οΈ

β€‹πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Bronwen Rees - Head of Design at Prime Motive

​Bronwen is previously based in London as a digital designer with 8 years of experience working for established London basedΒ design agencies and independent clients. She is now based in Melbourne, Australia and working as the Head of Design for Prime Motive. Her role as a female design leader is to build up and mentor a generation of great women designers. She aims to level the playing field through collaborative and progressive thinking, and taking on the varied challenges that our industry brings to us.

​Fun Fact: For a number of years, Bronwen used to be able to ride a unicycle.


β€‹πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Kelly Anderson - Creative Director at Denny Mountain Media

​Kelly's super power is the care of creative teams, building healthy design studios that scale and helping designers do their best work. She is passionate about fostering talent and creating clear paths for development and leadership.

​Fun Fact: She loves motorcycles and she rides a Harley Davidson Sportster 883.


β€‹πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬ Menaka Chandrasekhar - Product Design Lead at PropertyGuru

​Menaka works at PropertyGuru Group based in Singapore, as the product designΒ lead for their smart home financing tools and services. She enjoys speaking at design events and mentoring aspiring UX designers.

​Fun Fact: She is a huge fan of medical TV dramas, movies and documentaries.


β€‹πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Yuan Wang - Founder & Coach at Yuan Studio

​Yuan is a leadership coach for creative professionals. She excels at supporting women of color creatives to play bigger in career and life. Most recently, Yuan was an experience design lead at Airbnb. She created a successful mentorship program for women in design in 2018 and later scaled it to benefit 500+ teammates.

​Fun Fact: She is a fan of salsa dancing and used to perform as a member of the oldest latin dance team in SF.


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