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.
WHAT WE DO
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
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.
Want to join forces as a WILD partner? Email email@example.com to see how we can work together.
Have an event or meetup idea that you would like to pitch to the WILD committee?
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN
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
Read other recent WILD Portraits
WILD Meetup: February East Bay Meetup – Black History
1951 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
February 24, 2024
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
WILD Voices: Jennifer McConnell
Virtual (Watch Replay)
Wed, Jan 31, 2024
WILD VOICES RECORDINGS
Our “WILD Voices” speaker series features Bay Area women and non-binary design leaders. Together we explore singular journeys in leadership and design, and delve into imaginative perspectives on the industry. Sharing these speakers’ unique points of view and stories of lived experience drives visibility for new models of creative leadership that expand our collective possibilities. Please enjoy these recordings for free!
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.