Websites highlighting women in interaction design (and allied fields)

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Women Talk Design

Women Talk Design elevates women and gender non-binary speakers, empowers event organizers with resources to engage more diverse speakers, and offers training and support for new speakers.

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Design by Women

Design By Women aims to showcase, champion and support female creatives currently working in the design industry and to inspire women wanting to pursue a career in design.

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Ladies that UX

Ladies that UX is a global community of women in UX who support each other, push the UX boundaries, and promote skill and talent.

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She Designs

She Designs was born out of a necessity to create a community for women of color in tech.

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Women Who Design

Women Who Design is a Twitter directory of accomplished women in the design industry. It aims to help people find notable and relevant voices to follow on Twitter by parsing Twitter bios for popular keywords.

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Women in Design SF

Women In Design SF is a San Francisco Bay Area organization focused on advancing women in design. What started as a local meetup for women in industrial design has grown into an international support network encompassing fields such as industrial design, user experience design, visual design and design operations.

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Blacks Who Design

Although, not specifically constrained to women, Blacks Who Design, lists a ton of black women designers who you should follow on Twitter (and men too).

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B/UX

Black UX Collective - A medium space centering Black UX Designers. Includes links to a spreadsheet of UX, UI, and other black designers.

Related Websites & Booklists

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Book List

Women in Design book list - A list of all relevant and related books about women in design and allied fields. Bookshop.org affiliate list.

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Books by Experts

Who just happen to be women. Here's a list of 80 UX /IA / IXD / Content strategy / Design books authored or coauthored by women. I know there are some more, but some don't seem to show up on Bookshop.  

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Mega Twitter List

Women in IXD, UX, IA, Design, Content, Games, and Tech as well as AI and AI Ethics that I follow on twitter. 

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Podcasts

Podcasts by Women in IXD & UX or with women in the field. This is a continually updated list.

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Women You Should Know

Women You Should Know is a site of biographies about women from all walks of life and disciplines.

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For Creative Girls

For Creative Girls includes articles and interviews about and for creative girls and women.

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28 Blacks

28 Blacks features interviews of 28 Black designers across the disciplines. One interview for each day in February, Black History Month.

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Lovers Magazine

Lovers Magazine - includes interviews with all sorts of designers. Lots of up-and-coming product designers and many women of color included.

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HCI Pioneers

HCI Pioneers is a site and a book from Ben Schneiderman recounting biographies and encounters over the years with various early HCI practitioners. This is old-school HCI as practiced in the 1970's and 80's.  About 20 women to the 40 men - mostly white.

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Eye on Design

AIGA's Eye on Design is an excellent mix of interviews, articles about design issues, various series and sub-genres of design. Occassional stories about interaction design and UX.

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