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.
Here are some things Women Who Design can help you with:
Check the ratio of the people you follow on Twitter with proporti.onl.
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.
If you're a hiring manager, use this project to find talented candidates.
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.
If you're organizing a conference, use this project to find speakers.
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.
If you have a podcast, use this project to find new guests.
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.
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.
This project is in a work-in-progress. If you have a suggestion or find a bug, please let me know.
Special thanks to Netlify for their support.