6 February 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which for the first time granted some women the right to vote in the UK.

To mark this anniversary Design Council will feature a series of ‘Leading Women’ over the next twelve months who have each made invaluable contributions to shape the world that we live in today.

Our Leading Women in Design series will hear a wide range of voices and recognise achievements within the design economy through interviews, features and articles as part of a wider discussion about diversity and talent in design.

Check out our new Leading Women in Design series.

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Sarah Weir OBE: Design Council's first female CEO In the second article in our Leading Women in Design series, Design Council CEO Sarah Weir reflects on her experiences of diversity throughout her varied career. In the second Leading Women in Design article, Sarah Weir reflects on her experiences of diversity throughout her varied career.

Feature — 06/02/2018

Jo Arscott: Britain's first black female Creative Director In the first article in our Leading Women in Design series, Jo Arscott talks diversity in design and tells us what design means to her. In the first article in our Leading Women in Design series, Jo Arscott talks diversity in design and tells us what design means to her.

Feature — 31/01/2018

Dyslexia and design Is Dyslexia a weakness or a strength? Designers Ab Rogers and Jim Rokos discuss how they feel dyslexia enables them to think differently. Is Dyslexia a weakness or a strength? Designers Ab Rogers and Jim Rokos discuss how they feel dyslexia enables them to think differently.

Feature — 09/01/2018

Sexism in design Allegations around harassment scandals are rife, with Westminster and Hollywood currently under fire. In an article originally published by Design Week” on November 10 2017, they ask female designers to discuss their experiences of sexism in the workplace. Female designers discuss their experiences of sexism in the workplace.

Feature — 27/11/2017

Design is key to business success in challenging times Businesses supported by Design Council over a 10 year period survive longer and grow faster than average UK businesses, according to independent research. Businesses supported by Design Council over a 10 year period survive longer and grow faster than others, according to independent research.

News — 02/02/2018