2021 Fall Mentor

Britta Hernalsteen (she/her)

Creative Director at The Office of Experience

Womxn In Design

Closing the Gender Divide

What does it mean to be a womxn in design? How can we be champions for equity in our workplaces and communities? Let’s unite and discuss how to turn the womxn experience into action towards increased potential for womxn in their careers.

Join Creative Director, Britta Hernalsteen, as she leads the discussion to uncover what it means to be a womxn in design. This will be a safe space to share your experiences you’ve encountered within the design industry. You’ll talk through ways to navigate hardship, celebrate your unique strengths and find community. Through understanding each other, you will be able to help identify how the womxn experience can help develop more equitable workplaces.

This mentor group is open to all identities interested in learning how to uplift and close the gender divide within the design industry.

Hybrid Sessions (Remote & In-Person):
  • Zoom (Remote)
  • The Office of Experience @ 125 S Wacker, Suite 3000 (In-Person)
All Levels:
  • You may benefit most from this group if you have at least one year of experience working in a group setting such as a company or agency
Potential Mentor Topics:
  • Practice negotiation skills
  • Discuss inequality in the workplace and ways to address it
  • Participate in roundtable discussions with special guests from the design community
  • Turn insight into action in a brief group project
Potential Takeaways:
  • A sense of community and support
  • Confidence for your next career move
  • Tools to help you navigate the workplace

Britta is a Creative Director at The Office of Experience. She has over a decade of industry experience leading rebrands, faceted marketing campaigns, multi-day event experiences and enterprise website redesigns. Select clients include Facebook, USAA, GE, PepsiCo and Hyatt Hotels. Britta has been recognized as an award-winning designer and serves as a speaker and mentor in the design program at Texas State University.

Talk to Britta about:

Kayaking, Gardening, Bonfires, Hikes, Psychedelic Indie Music. She collects old books and is in love with her cats, Totoro & Otis.