A Leadership Roundtable Discussion

Though women today outnumber men in AIGA’s membership—just as they do in design schools and design disciplines—securing leadership positions still remains a challenge for many female design professionals.

The AIGA National Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is committed to empowering women in design and advancing the vital discourse on issues facing professional women. Instead of generalizing or segregating female designers, we aim to address persistent biases and inequities inclusively and constructively.

We are proud to bring the national Women's Leadership Initiative to Seattle. Please join us for our kickoff event – an intimate evening of constructive roundtable discussion focused on advancing women in leadership. Passionate, local industry powerhouses will facilitate the evening’s topics. We are committed to making this conversation inclusive, and we welcome all interested parties to the table.

Light food & drinks will be served.



 Wacarra Yeomans is an expert in creative strategy and user experience in the digital direct marketing channels. As the Vice President of Creative Services at Oracle | Marketing Cloud, she leads a team of designers, writers and developers who create cross-channel campaigns, enhanced brand experiences and improved program performance for top-notch brands across the retail, branded food, technology and entertainment industries. Wacarra was recently named one of the 40 under 40 in Direct Marketing by DM News. She contributes to the Email Insider, New School Marketing Blog, Marketing Land and has spoken at the DMA’s, EEC and Email Insider Summit and serves on the executive board for the Seattle AIGA Chapter.



Keenan Barr is an event lead and consultant with Greatheart Consulting, a Seattle-based company that develops inclusive executives. With nearly ten years of team leadership experience, he brings a millenial focus on developing purposeful and inclusive servant leaders who care for those around them – and deliver results.His current role with Greatheart Consulting revolves around ensuring the success of The Forum on Engaging Men, Advancing, a workshop that equips gender inclusive leaders. Held in Boston, New York, and Seattle, this groundbreaking session focuses on advancing women through male ally development. Additionally, his work includes developing the gender inclusive and racially savvy leadership learning services for Greatheart and its clients.



Ashley Karr specializes in human computer interaction, UX research, and design. She teaches User Experience Design Immersive Courses at General Assembly and runs the Design Thinking Boutique where she creates products to help design professionals stay inspired and satisfied in their craft. She has previously worked with Walmart, Frontier Communications, GreenDot Bank, and The Veteran's Administration. 


Questions? Want to get more involved with WomanUp or interested in sponsoring? Contact Holly Dunning at programming@seattle.aiga.org

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No refunds will be granted day of.
When & Where
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Black Bottle
2600 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121