Inspire and Impact: Designing with Purpose, Making a Difference.

Mar 16, 4:30 – 7:30 AM

Join us on March 16th to bring together individuals from different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, so we can grow creativity, innovation, and empathy in our design processes.

About this event

Our first in-person event of the year is here!

Embracing diversity allows us to approach design challenges from multiple angles, consider diverse user needs, and develop solutions that are inclusive and accessible to all. At Friends of Figma, we celebrate in all its forms, whether it's diversity of gender, ethnicity, age, culture, or expertise. We believe to create a more equitable and sustainable future where everyone's voices are heard and valued.

Join us at MIT-WPU

...on March 16th to bring together individuals from different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, so we can grow creativity, innovation, and empathy in our design processes.

Why You Shouldn't Miss Out?

  • Gain Inspiration: Engage your first half of the day with inspiring talks and discussions led by industry experts and thought leaders.
  • Make an Impact: Learn how you can leverage design to make a positive impact on your projects, communities, and the world at large.
  • Connect with Peers: Network and connect with fellow designers, developers, and creative professionals who share your passion for design and collaboration.
  • Be Part of a Community: Join a supportive and inclusive community of design enthusiasts who are passionate about making a difference through design.
  • Take Action: Leave the event feeling empowered and motivated to take action on your design ideas and aspirations. Whether it's starting a new project, advocating for design principles in your organization, or pursuing new opportunities.

Our community partners

  • Women Techmakers: Google's Women Techmakers program provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology. International Women’s Day, held annually in March, is a globally-recognized time to celebrate the achievements of women and bring awareness to issues affecting gender equality. Embrace this year's theme, 'Impact the Future,' with an array of thought-provoking talks, all designed to inspire and challenge you.
  • IxDA: The Interaction Design Association is a member-supported organization dedicated to the discipline of interaction design. Diversity, inclusion, and parity are core values. IxDA relies on individual initiative, contribution, sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our goals.
  • #IAmRemarkable: #IAmRemarkable is a global movement that empowers everyone to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. This year’s theme is #InspireInclusion, a commitment that is central to the #IAmRemarkable movement.

Meet our speakers

Anureet Kaur

  • She is our keynote speaker. Her talk is on "Black and White - Design the Balance"

Shravani Joshi

  • She will share her insights on "Shouldn't 'Women in Design' be simply 'Design'?

Sharmilee Sarkar

  • She will share her insights on "The Secret Sauce to Thrive in Design"

Speakers

  • Anureet Kaur

    YUJ Design

    Principal Designer

  • Shravani Joshi

    Monsoonfish and Co-Founder of myuxscore.com

    UI/UX Manager at Monsoonfish

  • Sharmilee Sarkar

    Coditas

    Sr. UX writer

When

When

Saturday, March 16, 2024
4:30 AM – 7:30 AM UTC

Agenda

Check-in
Introductions
Keynote
Talks
Networking & Break

Organizers

  • Shivangi C.

    Friends of Figma

    Figma Community Advocate - Lead Organizer

  • Sarvottam Kulkarni

    Aubergine Solutions

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Dev Tayade

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Yogesh Kanthale

    Dataction

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Sanika Belpathak

    MIT Institute of Design

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Riya Gondkar

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Kaustubh Darvatkar

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Yash Nalavade

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Sayan Chakraborty

    Army Institute of Technology

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Natalie Valsangkar

    Kylas Growth Engine

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Snehal S

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Aayush Patil

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Kalyani Desai

    Red Hat Technologies

    Volunteer: Organising Team

  • Shubham Rane

    Accenture

    Volunteer: Organising Team

Partners

Women Techmakers logo

Women Techmakers

#IAmRemarkable logo

#IAmRemarkable

IxDA logo

IxDA

Featured Attendees

  • Vijay Saiwal

    Sketchnote

  • Bhagyashree Gaonkar

    Lollypop.design

  • Bhavana Pillai

    GDSC

  • Tejas kor

    Thinkitive

  • akhilesh tetambe

    Quick Heal