Gender Equity Toolkit

Have you ever wondered if your gender is affecting your ability to progress professionally?

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. So why are women so underrepresented as leaders?

AIGA Women Lead has teamed up with designer and sociologist Leyla Acaroglu of Disrupt Design to create the Gender Equity Toolkit. It’s a new set of resources including videos and a downloadable activity set that gives your creative team a secret weapon for busting through one of the leading causes of disparate access to leadership positions in the design field: implicit gender-related bias.

Download the Gender Equity toolkit, free for AIGA members.

(Not an AIGA member? Join today.)

The physical kit will be available for purchase online this month, so stay tuned for details. Still have more questions? Email us at

You can be part of the solution. Here’s how to get started:

  • Learn: Watch the three short instructional videos to hear insights garnered through user-centered workshops on implicit bias and professional development.
  • Participate: Download the PDF to make your own kit 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 #genderequity.

Learn more about AIGA Women Lead.

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