Gender Equity Toolkit

Does gender affect your ability to see others professional capabilities?
Leyla Acaroglu of Design Disrupt asked herself this very question:

“Is my gender affecting other people’s opinions of me and my professional capabilities?”

The AIGA Women Lead committee has teamed up with Leyla, a designer and sociologist, to create the Gender Equity Toolkit, a tool for busting through one of the leading causes of disparate access to leadership positions in the design field: implicit gender-related bias.

Gender Equity Toolkit

Here is how you can become part of the solution:
#1. Learn: Watch the three short instructional videos to hear insights garnered through user-centered workshops on implicit bias and professional development.

#2. 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.

#3. Grow: Put your insights to use with real-life practice in your office.

Download the Gender Equity toolkit, free for AIGA members.

Not an AIGA member? Join today.

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.

Look for the upcoming Gender Equity Game Night in March 2017 for AIGA San Diego Members!

The physical kit will be available for purchase in 2017. Still have more questions? Email us at

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By AIGA San Diego Tijuana
Published February 17, 2017