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SXSW 2018

Diversity Beyond Theory: Hiring Female Designers

Although diversity in the workplace is a hot topic, often this proves to be the theory rather than the practice, with the creative market notorious for predominantly male workforces. But how is this possible when the presence of women continues to grow?
In this talk, based on the experiences of two women in the digital market in Latin America, we will debunk common myths about the difficulty of finding good female designers, and present practices to deconstruct recruitment biases in companies.

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  1. Why so many creative leaders find difficult to recruit female professionals?
  2. What are some of the myths that get in the way of building diverse creative teams?
  3. What are some of the practices that creative leaders and HR professionals can implement in their companies to deconstruct gender bias on recruitment?


  • Carolina Novais, Product Designer, Huge
  • Julliane Alberigi, Product Designer, Huge


Thiago Jansen, Communication Coordinator, Huge

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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