Social Impact Design NOW: Women in Design - We Are Not Missing

On May 13, 2015, the NEA Design staff hosted “Women in Design: We Are Not Missing” webinar, the second in the three-part Social Impact Design NOW webinar series. Moderator Katie Swenson of Enterprise Community Partners was joined by a panel of women leaders in the social impact design field to discuss: how can we leverage networks to cultivate a culture of creativity for women in social impact design? Who is doing the work, and how are they doing it? The three-part webinar series, Social Impact Design NOW, explores how the field of Social Impact Design (or Public Interest Design or Human Centered Design) has changed since the NEA hosted a summit on the topic in 2012, in partnership with the Lemelson Foundation and the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum. That gathering asked three primary questions: Where are the gaps in the field? What organizational models are successful? and How can we educate the next generation of designers to do this work? Since 2012, there have been both subtle and dramatic changes in the field, with new approaches to academic and public education, a broadening awareness of Social Impact Design in general, and notable change in who is doing the work and how they do it. Register for the June 17th Social Impact NOW webinar, "Supporting the Next Generation of Practitioners."