Women in Leadership & Design (WILD) is an initiative of AIGA San Francisco. Our mission is to amplify women and non-binary designers’ collective power and visibility. We mobilize and energize impact in design leadership by focusing our work on connecting, elevating, sharing, and educating designers in our community. Often, we do this through events like group meals, speaker series, workshops, meetups, and more. We exist to redesign leadership, together.


By bringing designers together in intimate settings, we foster community and collectivism

Highlighting design leaders and allies, endeavors, and opportunities lifts us up together

Through stories of lived experience and candid conversations on evolving industry perspectives

By offering skills-building content, coaching, and mentorship we drive leaders’ advancement


WILD Portraits: Nicole Parente-Lopez — Part 2

WILD Portraits: Nicole Parente-Lopez — Part 1

WILD Portraits: Bev Maeda

WILD Portraits: Marta Guy

WILD Portraits: Felicia Reyes

WILD Portraits: Melody Yung

Volunteer Opportunities for AIGA SF’s WILD

WILD Portraits: Rachel Gogel — Part 1

WILD Portraits: Rachel Gogel — Part 2


WILD Meetup: Girl Gang Craft Fair Holiday Gathering, Oakland
Oakland, Scottish Rite Center 1547 Lakeside Drive Oakland, CA 94612
Sat, Dec 2, 2023


WILD Voices: The Art of Community Building: Takeaways from Design Buddies, a 60,000+ Member community with Grace Ling
Thurs, Nov 16, 2023

WILD Voices: Gen AI & climate — exploring the next design and business opportunity with IDEO’s Savannah Kunovsky + Natalia Vasquez
Virtual – Watch the Replay!
Thurs, Oct 26, 2023

WILD October Meetup
OMCA – Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Fri, Oct 27, 2023

WILD September Meetup
Presidio Tunnel Tops, San Francisco
Sat, Sept 23, 2023

WILD Voices: Ana Arriola-Kanada
Virtual – Watch the Replay!
Tue, July 25, 2023

WILD July Meetup
Salesforce Ampitheater, San Francisco
Sun, July 16, 2023

WILD Voices: Lisa Adang
Virtual – Watch the Replay!
Thurs, June 29, 2023

WILD June Meetup
Temescal Brewing, Oakland
Sat, June 17, 2023

WILD Voices: Tanya Bhandari
Virtual – Watch the Replay!
Tue, May 30, 2023

WILD May Meetup
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Sat, May 20, 2023

WILD April Meetup
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Sun, Apr. 30, 2023

WILD Voices: Kim West
Virtual – Watch the Replay!
Wed, Apr. 19, 2023

WILD Voices: Alejandra Castelao
Virtual – Watch the Replay!
Mon, Mar. 27, 2023

WILD March Meetup
Sun, Mar. 19, 2023

WILD Voices: A Conversation with Dee Speed
Virtual – Watch the Replay!
Fri, Feb. 24, 2023

WILD February Meetup
Yerba Buena Gardens
Sat, Feb. 11, 2023

WILD November Meetup
Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center
Fri, Nov. 18, 2022

WILD October Meetup
Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center
Fri, Oct. 21, 2022

WILD September Meetup
Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center
Fri, Sept. 23, 2022

WILD August Meetup
Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center
Fri, August 05, 2022

WILD Vision Board Party
Saturday, June 25, 2022


If you are fortunate enough to have resources or a little extra to spare, please consider making a donation. We greatly rely on the community’s generosity to help support WILD programming. As a 501(c)3, your donations will be used to help effectively promote events to the press, media and general audience as well as cover the cost of platforms, software, catering, event space, our staff and Tech support for virtual events. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

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Want to join forces as a WILD partner? Email partner@aigasf.org to see how we can work together.

Have an event or meetup idea that you would like to pitch to the WILD committee?
Email wild-events@aigasf.org.


We’re building an organization of women and non-binary designers to mobilize and energize our impact together. Whether you’re already a design leader, a design professional on the path to design leadership, or an aspiring designer, WILD has something for you. From community to culture to mentorship and career support WILD has a lot planned to amplify our collective power. We’re redesigning leadership, together. Join us to learn, connect, and expand.


Help Us Build Community


Rachel Gogel
WILD Chair

Shuang Wu
WILD Committee Co-Lead

Ayesha Mathews Wadhwa
WILD Editorial Lead

Bev Maeda
WILD Programming Lead

Karin Ikavalko
WILD Partnership Lead

Li-Anne Dias
WILD Creative Lead

Isra Safawi
WILD Editorial Co-Lead


Yung Studio

Yung Studio is the creative force behind the evolved WILD brand, as our valued partner in bringing to life our visual identity and design system.

Founded by Melody Yung and based locally in the Bay Area, the studio specializes in developing early stage brands with unique positions strategies and comprehensive design systems.


CREDIT: Original WILD Logo designed by Sarah Gardziel