Diversity & Inclusion

Those are not words on our site or a policy statement. It’s not intent. It’s action: it’s what we do. Having lived and worked in many different cultures and countries, some of us have actually lived what it means to be ‘different’, what it means not to be part of a majority, to have a marginal voice. We understand.

And we want DesignUp to represent voices and perspectives that are different and diverse, non-conformist and non-majoritarian.

We had 45% women speakers in our first edition—our very first opening keynote was by a woman. We have had women CEOs and non-Designers: VCs and Engineers and Educators, present on our platforms. And we’ll continue to encourage diversity—gender, roles, organisations, races, regions, perspectives.

We try hard and make sure that all our events are accessible—if you have any special needs we’d love to hear from you and try our best to accommodate those.

About Us

DesignUp started with the idea of raising the design agenda within tech companies and tech-led businesses. To make tech, businesses, products and services thoughtful, human and humane, by Design.

DesignUp is volunteer-driven and community led. There are no full time salaried employees—we all have our day jobs. For us, DesignUp is a passion and unifying force.

Core Team

DesignUp’s core team includes Abhishu, Anindita, Baisam, Dharmesh, Jay, Lucky, Manu, Nikita, Nitesh, Narayan, Prabin, Saloni, Sima, Supriya & Tuhina.

Advisory Board

DesignUp Advisory board, constituted in 2018, has Katja Forbes, Vandana Abraham and V Shivakumar on the team.


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