WILD + Visa: Defining your Career
Join us for a night of community building. We’ll first hear from a talented group of women who will share their individual journeys to leadership— what drives them, the challenges they’ve faced, how they’ve defined and set their own path, and advice they have for designers looking to take hold of their own story.
Then, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions and connect with the larger community.
There will be food and beverages!
- 6:00 pm – Doors
- 6:30 pm – Activity
- 6:45 pm – Panel Discussion
- 7:30 pm – Networking
- 8:00 pm – Event Concludes
Vice President, Internet of Things (IoT) Platforms, Visa
Olabisi Boyle is Vice President of Visa’s Internet of Things (IoT) vertical, responsible for commercializing connected payment solutions featuring cutting-edge payment technology, identifying strategic partnerships, and managing the cross-functional team to bring these new payment experiences to fruition.
Prior to joining Visa, Olabisi worked at Chrysler Automotive for 12 years, most recently serving as the director for engineering. Olabisi has achieved numerous awards, honors, and accomplishments, including election as co-chair and board member of the Chrysler African American Network and board member of the Detroit-area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP). She was the recipient of the 2018 Women in Payments Innovation Award and is currently an Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles Auto Show (AutoMobility LA).
Olabisi holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Fordham University.
Sr. Program Director, Integrated Benefits, Code for America
Laura is the Senior Director of Code for America's Integrated Benefits program, designed to deliver a user-centered integrated benefits delivery approach that improves access, efficiency, and integrity. Prior to joining Code for America, Laura was the Vice President of Innovation & Design at Gannett where she led initiatives to transform and reimagine media, and championed a human-centered design approach to solving business challenges. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and received an MBA in Design Strategy from the California College of the Arts.
Director & Designer, Healthmade Design
Sara Krugman is a user experience designer with a specialty in health care design. Based in the Bay Area, she runs a small consulting practice called Healthmade Design working with early-stage startups, clinical research teams, software and hardware companies. Sara loves to collaborate with researchers, designers, entrepreneurs, and engineers. Sara came to design through a personal health experience and has been working in the healthcare field for +10 years.
Visual Designer, Allbirds
Jade Broomfield is a graphic designer, illustrator, and hand letterer residing in San Francisco, CA. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia University and a MFA in Design for Social Innovation from School of Visual Arts. She loves pizza, pop culture, and plants. She's a passionate storyteller who firmly believes in Black Girl Magic and justice. She tweets her feelings and is told often that she's really smart. She is currently a Visual Designer at Allbirds.
AIGA SF’s Women in Leadership and Design (WILD) initiative aims for gender parity in design. The purpose of WILD Programming, meetups and workshops is to empower women and genderqueer persons at every stage on their path to leadership.
About Visa Innovation
Visa Innovation is a small, dynamic group that conceives and designs new concepts, collaborates on state-of-the-art, dynamic experiences, and leads in emerging technologies.
Visa is excited to partner with AIGA SF, engage with the design community in a meaningful way, where we can honor our vision of bringing people together to solve problems, for today and tomorrow.
Proceeds from ticket sales have been graciously donated to AIGA SF a 501c3 to further their mission and support designers in the Bay Area.
Directions to Event:
1. Enter One Market Plaza through the Spear Street entrance, address: 55 Spear Street.
2. You can ask the security attendant for assistance with getting to the Visa office on the 6th floor via the Steuart Tower lobby/elevator banks.
3. Once you locate the Steuart Tower lobby/elevator banks, you will be greeted by volunteers with WILD signage/name tags. Check in with the volunteers who will direct and badge you up to the 6th floor.
4. Once you reach the 6th floor, you’ll be greeted by more volunteers who will welcome you to our office and the event!