Diverse teams and inclusive workplaces build better products and businesses.
Like the majority of the tech industry, design suffers from a lack of inclusive and diverse organizations. Research shows how bias results in discrimination in educating, hiring, promoting, paying, and funding underrepresented people in tech. However, research shows that diversity increases success. The goal of the Diversity Scholarship is to increase inclusion in design by providing educational opportunities more broadly.
For the Senior Leaders Fall Retreat, we have a total of four scholarships to hand out to deserving women and non-binary folks. The scholarship will cover the cost of the registration fee, including hotel accommodations, food, and all activities.
Scholarship recipients are responsible for travel to and from our destination, including transportation to and from the airport.
We’re looking for individuals who:
Are professional creatives in brand design, product design, writing or research fields
Are a member of the following underrepresented groups, including but not limited to people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+
Would be unable to attend due to a financial barrier
Aren’t afraid to pursue their dreams in the face of adversity
Applicants should identify with an underrepresented and/or marginalized group working in design and technology.
To apply for a diversity scholarship, complete the application below. Please note that all information will be kept strictly confidential and used for scholarship selection only.
All applications must be submitted by April 15, 2019.
Diversity scholarships to Within Emerging Leaders Retreat are made possible by the generosity of InVision and Google.
Want to encourage diversity in design? All scholarships are partner-driven. The more support that we receive from companies and individuals, the more scholarship applications we’ll be able to approve. If you’d like to sponsor a diversity scholarship, get in touch.