Just 0.1% of creative agencies are founded by women and 5-12% of creative directors are women. Rare as hen’s teeth, Design Democracy is a creative agency both founded by women and led by female creative directors.
As design students three quarters of our peers were women. As designers navigating our careers the numbers flipped and we became the minority. The design industry (along with so many others) needs to have a hard look at the bottom line. These are alarming statistics and speak volumes to the current reality for women working in the design industry.
Women in senior positions means more independence, more security and more power for women so we can change these numbers forever. Pictured is Design Democracy founder and creative director Sonia Post and senior creative Niama Wessely.
Big thanks to &Walsh for the statistics.