Women's Design Salon: Inspiring Action
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Wednesday, 29 March

6:30 9:30 pm PDT

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)

360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Women's Design Salon: Inspiring Action


Account Director, Fenton


Design Strategy Lead, LA Mayor’s Innovation Team


Director, Designmatters Department ArtCenter College of Design

29

Wednesday, 29 March

6:30 9:30 pm PDT

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)

360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Sold Out!

Get on the waitlist

Be the first to know if a spot becomes available.

Add me to the waitlist

In Partnership With:

verynice logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

We’re kicking off the first Women’s Design Salon event this year, hosted by verynice, in partnership with General Assembly. The verynice Women’s Design Salon is an intimate series that empowers our local creative community of women by bringing them together, along with outside experts, to discuss real issues, current events, and new ideas. While the series is focused on empowering women, all are welcome to attend and contribute.

During this event we’ll have a discussion with our panel of community experts and then break out into groups to put our heads together. What role does design play in the political and social climate? How does this affect our community? And what can we do individually and together as we look forward? Get ready to dive in, have some fun, and get inspired!

Event will be moderated by Alisa Olinova & Clarisa Valdez from verynice

About the Panelists

Account Director,
Fenton

Ann-Sophie Morrissette is an Account Director at Fenton, a social change agency that brings communications expertise to some of the country’s leading foundations and nonprofits. With over 15 years experience in strategic communications, media relations, and advocacy, she excels at tackling complex social issues with clarity and originality. Ann-Sophie has worked on issues ranging from women’s rights, to childhood hunger, to school discipline reform. Previous to Fenton, she served as Director of Communications and Policy at the Downtown Women’s Center, where she led efforts to bring visibility to women’s homelessness both regionally and nationally.

Design Strategy Lead,
LA Mayor’s Innovation Team

Bora is an award-winning interdisciplinary designer who leverages design practice at the intersection of visual communication and design research for social change. She currently serves as a Design Strategy Lead at the LA Mayor’s Innovation Team. Her role is to lead design research and provide design solutions to help leaders and staff implement user-centered design as a tool for community engagement so they can generate more responsive interventions for the residents. Prior to joining the LA Mayor’s Innovation Team, she served as a Managing Partner at verynice. Her work focused on developing practice-based volunteer programs using pro bono contracts as a gateway to embed design processes in small to big organizations like the UNICEF and Ashoka’s Youth Venture, among other non-profits. Bora holds a BFA degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in Environmental Design from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA degree in Media Design Practices from Art Center College of Design.

Director,
Designmatters Department ArtCenter College of Design

Jennifer May is the Director of Designmatters, ArtCenter College of Design's social innovation department, where she oversees the management of Designmatters' portfolio of projects and the program's operations. Jennifer works with ArtCenter students and faculty and Designmatters' partners in the nonprofit, government, international development, academic and business sectors to execute curricular projects that yield real-world outcomes. Jennifer first joined Designmatters as the Manager of the LEAP Symposium, a gathering of 150 thought-leaders to discuss career pathways in the emergent field of design for social innovation. She is also the Managing Editor of LEAP Dialogues, a publication follow-up to the LEAP Symposium, which was published in 2016. Jennifer earned her M.B.A. from USC Marshall School of Business, where she was a Brittingtham Social Enterprise Lab Fellow, a Forté Fellow, and an Education Pioneers Fellow. Prior to returning to school, Jennifer was the Manager of Special Events for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where produced events such as the Gustavo Dudamel Inaugural Gala and Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl.

About Our Partners

verynice

About verynice: verynice is a global design-strategy consultancy that ignites movements, builds brands, and changes perspectives. Our diverse service offerings span four core focus areas: visual communication, digital product design, design strategy, and strategic foresight. Some of our clients have included UNICEF, NASA, Google, The American Heart Association, and Disney Imagineering. verynice has also been able to gift hundreds of nonprofit organizations with over $6.5MM worth of pro-bono consulting. In addition, our pioneering “give-half” business model has inspired thousands of practitioners to engage in pro-bono work. Learn more about verynice at verynice.co.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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