Women Who Design is a Twitter directory of accomplished women in the design industry. It aims to help people find notable and relevant voices to follow on Twitter by parsing Twitter bios for popular keywords.
Women Who Design is happy to support new directories highlighting underrepresented or marginalized groups. If you’re looking to start a similar effort, feel free to fork the project on GitHub.
Examining diversity along the axis of gender is one small piece of the puzzle. If you’ve found this site to be valuable, please take a look at the work of friends in the industry building similar efforts.
API Who Design
Blacks Who Design
Brazilians Who Design
Filipinos Who Design
Indians Who Design
Latinxs Who Design
People of Craft
Queer Design Club
Here are some things Women Who Design can help you with:
If you’re following more men than women, use this project to follow new women and diversify the voices in your feed. Be aware that a feed of white women is not diverse.
Examine the ratio of senior men to senior women in your organization. Are women of color equally represented? Consider hiring women into promotions above their current role.
Ensure that the women’s speaking slots are as prominent as the men’s. Are women of color equally represented? Consider reaching out to women who have never given a talk before.
Be mindful of interruptions and ensure that your women guests get equal speaking time. Are women of color equally represented? Consider inviting women who don’t already have an audience.
For becoming a better ally – to women, people of color, LGBTQ, disabled, ESL or any other marginalized group.
Women Who Design is an independent project. If you’re interested in supporting it, please consider posting a job.
If you’ve been featured in the directory and you’d rather not be, please send a DM to @womenwhodesign on Twitter and you will be removed.
Special thanks to Netlify for their support.