👩 WiDesign Fest 2021 — Celebrating women in design, Hand picked bytes, cool tweets and jobs!

UMO Design
7 min readMar 9, 2021

Women today have made significant strides in growing their contributions and influence. However, for all the accomplishments and progress made in women empowerment, they still are underrepresented in various domains across several levels.

This women’s day, UMO.Design is going to dedicate the month of March to all wonderful women with the launch of “WiDesign Fest 2021” on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

UMO.Design is incredibly proud to have played its part over the years by celebrating women’s empowerment in design. WiDesign Fest 2021 manifests our gratitude to all the women who have set a benchmark in design and related domains. Our mission is to inspire and educate one million women and girls to become designers by 2030. To take this movement forward, we aim to provide $150,000 USD scholarships to educate 100 women aspirants in Design essentials and UX design via our UMO Design School this year.

The mission of UMO’s WiDesign Fest 2021 is to educate and empower a million women/girls with the design skills and confidence necessary to get a job by 2030.

What’s happening at WiDesign’21:

  1. WiDesign Fest 2021: Join the live talks, panels, and workshops by established women leaders.
  2. UMO WiDesign’21 Scholarships: Apply to be a part of the first 100 UMO WiDesign’21 Scholarship
  3. A Career in UX Design for 100 women: As A Part Of WiDesign Fest 2021

How can you be a part of this?

  1. Become A Mentor: As a first and significant step, we invite everyone, not just women, from design and related domains who believe in women empowerment to support and celebrate by being part of WiDesign’21.
  2. Register As A Design Leader: UMO WID 2021 celebrates international women’s day by showcasing the stories of grit, determination, and success of women in design. We invite accomplished women leaders in the design and related fields to inspire, influence, and impact with your stories. Your presence will inspire our community, especially women in design to lead themselves and their teams to great success. Let’s bridge the gap, let’s #makeithappen.
  3. Pledge your support: Inviting companies and individuals to pledge This women’s day, UMO.Design is going to dedicate the month of March to all wonderful women with the launch of “Women in Design 2021” on the occasion of International Women’s Day

WiDESIGN Fest’21: Session 01- LIVE

Live talks by UMO Design #EverySaturday

UX-Guidance: Live panel discussionwww.umodesign.school
UX-Guidance: Live panel discussion

Hand-picked bytes

Citibank just got a $500 million lesson in the importance of UI design | Ars Technicaarstechnica.com
Citibank was trying to make $7.8M in interest payments. It sent $900M instead.

NFTs, explained: what they are, and why they’re suddenly worth millionswww.theverge.com
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have been A Thing for a while now, but what is an NFT? A couple of high-profile stories have made us stop and go “Hey… what exactly are these things?” And you may have had the same question.

The design rebel checklist — interviewing for the experience that matters | by Andreas Küfer | Feb, 2021 | Bootcampbootcamp.uxdesign.cc
Over my 20+ years in design leadership, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to hire wonderful people and build fantastic teams. It took me a good amount of those twenty years to figure out the key…

Dear Black Designer: May You Choose the Path of Greatest… | IDEO.orgwww.ideo.org
An open letter to fellow creatives

Enterprise Tech 30 | Presented by Wing Venture Capitalwww.enterprisetech30.com
The Enterprise Tech 30 is the annual list of the most promising private companies in enterprise technology, as determined by an institutional research and survey process with 103 leading venture capitalists, who are themselves participants on an invitation-only basis.

The Glaser Nobody Knows: Milton and the Mad Manwww.printmag.com
Archivist Beth Kleber explores the varied, fascinating collaborations between Milton Glaser and (Whitney) Lee Savage.

Facebook Design is for everyone who touches user experience and design.design.facebook.com
Navigating Whiteness, Part 1

Opinion | What NASA’s Perseverance Rover Hopes to Find on Mars — The New York Timeswww.nytimes.com
Our early days on Earth have almost entirely disappeared, but on Mars, the past is entombed.

How India Legalizes Cryptobalajis.com
India already has a regulatory regime for crypto. It’s called the Foreign Exchange Management Act.

054-Jared Spool on Designing Innovative ML/AI and Analytics User Experiences | Designing for Analytics (Brian T. O’Neill)designingforanalytics.com

Jared Spool is arguably the most well-known name in the field of design and user experience. For more than a decade, he has been a witty, powerful voice for why UX is critical to value creation…

State of Design 2021 | Abstractwww.abstract.com
Over 1,000 designers talked to us about how they work, what they value, and the challenges they’re facing. Here’s what we found.

Coca-Cola Unveils Paper Bottle Prototype — News & Articleswww.coca-colacompany.com
Coca-Cola is partnering with Danish startup Paboco to develop a 100% paper bottle. Check out this story and more news from The Coca-Cola Company.

The most interesting EVs of 2021: Tesla Cybertruck, Hummer, Rivian, Lucid — The Vergewww.theverge.com
2021 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year for electric cars. Nearly three dozen EVs from 20 automotive manufacturers are expected to go on sale this year. We zero in on seven of those EVs to talk about what they mean for the future of electric mobility.

Google VP says she always listens for these 6 things during the job interview: ‘They’re not often easy to spot’www.cnbc.com
Google VP of Global Partnerships Bonita Stewart says if you want to impress her at the job interview, bring up these six important details.

Material Design for WordPressmaterial.io

Apply Material Design directly to WordPress sites, no coding required. Have you ever created a website? If so, there’s a good chance you built it with WordPress, the content management system used by 40 per cent (!) of all sites on the web.

Rozina Spinnoy on LinkedIn: #internationalwomenday2021 #IWD21 #womenindesignwww.linkedin.com
How do we empower and educate one million girls and women in the various disciplines of Design globally, between now and 2030? I’m incredibly proud to…

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UX INDIA on LinkedIn: #women #professionalwomen #womenleaderswww.linkedin.com
A woman like you is precious and hard to find:) Wishing a very Happy Women’s Day to you! Did you join us in the “WiDESIGN FEST’21”?? UMO Design Foundation…

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