Good Design Australia is calling for nominations for the inaugural 'Women in Design Award,' as part of the 61st Good Design Awards. The Award seeks to celebrate the achievements of female designers across the industry.
"We are launching the Women in Design Award in response to the gender imbalance within leadership roles in the design industry," commented Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO, Good Design Australia. "According to The American Institute of Graphic Arts, only 4-11% of US senior leadership roles in design are held by women, despite the fact that half the of the industry is female.
"This award seeks to recognize and celebrate women who have made significant contributions to the industry and hopes to encourage a more diverse and equal representation within the industry and leadership roles in particular within design and the creative industries."
The call for nominations will open on International Women's Day, March 8, 2019. Nominations will be accepted through an online form on the Good Design Awards website. Nominations will close on April 5, 2019.