Gender Equity Toolkit

The Gender Equity Toolkit is now available to purchase as an exclusive benefit for AIGA members.

Learn how to tackle the problem of gender disparity in the workplace head on with this fun, interactive game. The Gender Equity Toolkit offers three fun ways to question your own implicit bias, raise awareness of the disparities around you, and gain confidence in asking for a raise (or just affirm your stake in making decisions). Put these activities together and the toolkit is a great icebreaker that will help you address and discuss gender issues at work.

The statistics on the number of women in leadership roles in the design and technology industries are not good: very few organizations have women in active leadership roles, and although more women graduate from higher education in creative industries than men, women still earn 20% less than men. But now there's another tool available to help you do something about it.

How to get the Gender Equity Toolkit

  1. Order a pre-packaged Gender Equity toolkit, available to purchase for AIGA members.
  2. Download a DIY toolkit PDF, free for AIGA members.

(Not an AIGA member? Join today.)

Activating the Toolkit

AIGA Chapters from across the country are activating the AIGA Women Lead Gender Equity Toolkit. Learn key takeaways from their experiences and see how chapters that have already had workshops are using the toolkit to teach, connect, and inspire.

Learn more

There's even more you can do to be part of the solution. Here’s how to get started:

  • Learn: Watch the three short instructional videos below to hear insights garnered through user-centered workshops on implicit bias and professional development.
  • Participate: Order your own Gender Equity Toolkit and play as part of your team building activities. Each game is designed as a method to create equity in the workplace through low-pressure, empathy-building exercises that include:
    • Connected conversations: Help groups bond and gain powerful insights into one another by seeking shared values as points of connection.
    • Empathy building: Overcome stereotypes by gaining understanding and insight that allows for a shared feeling or experience.
    • Scenario testing: Build the mental muscle to tackle complex career hurdles, such as asking for a raise or negotiating a salary deal.
  • Grow: Put your insights to use with real-life practice in your office.
    We recommend that you speak with your human resources department before beginning any new training program at your place of work. 

Fighting for gender equity is serious business; we made it fun (and we can’t wait to see how you put it to use). Share your stories with #genderequity.

Learn more about AIGA Women Lead.

Still have questions? Email us at genderequity@aiga.org.

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