International Women’s Day

Published 8th March 2023

Today marks International Women's Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

Design and technology have long been male-dominated industries, but women are making significant strides in breaking down barriers and making their mark in these fields. From graphic design to web development to product design, women are changing the face of design and technology and creating a more inclusive industry for all.

In the past, women have faced many challenges in the design and technology industry, including discrimination, a lack of mentorship and networking opportunities, and a lack of representation in leadership positions. However, in recent years, women have been increasingly visible and influential in these fields, paving the way for future generations of women to succeed.

We would like to celebrate International Women’s Day by sharing some of our inspirational podcast guests. Have a listen to their unique journeys to becoming successful trailblazers and reaching the top of their respective fields:

  • Debbie Inman, Talent Partner at Bulletproof Design Agency – Listen here
  • Lynne Bianchi, Vice Dean for Social Responsibility, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility at Manchester University – Listen here
  • Lynne Elvins, Design Management and Strategy at Werkhouse – Listen here
  • Yewande Akinola MBE FIET HonFREng, Engineer, Designer & Innovator – Listen here
  • Kialy Tihngang, Designer – Listen here
  • Carra Santos, Sustainable Futures Educator and Interpreter – Listen here
  • Ruth Amos, YouTube Channel host, presenter and professional speaker – Listen here
  • Oyeman Okes, Undergraduate Engineer at Dyson – Listen here
  • Dr Alison Hardy, Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University – Listen here
  • Sophie Harker, BAE Systems – Listen here

You can check out all of our podcasts here: Podcasts - D&T Association (

Our podcasts have been recorded with the help of our sponsors, The Edge Foundation inspiring the education system to give all young people across the UK the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to flourish in their future life and work and PTC Onshape Providing industry-standard cloud-based CAD to education. We are indebted to The Edge and PTC Onshape for their continued support.

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