Incorporating Feminism into a Design Space
Panelists include Christina Gliha, Kat Gordon and Robin Honey RGD 
Moderated by Megan Oldfield RGD
This panel discussion addresses the importance of equality in the creative industry and how we can overcome structural problems in the workplace, enabling us to establish supportive and inclusive design spaces.

Based on their knowledge and experiences in the workplace, our panelists discuss the ways they, individually and in teams, have worked to implement inclusive work spaces and the challenges that need to be overcome in order to do so.

Questions that will be addressed:
- What does an inclusive workspace look like?
- What steps (best practices) can we take as an industry to ensure future strength in inclusion?
- How does an understanding of feminism help to improve social equity and organizational effectiveness?
- Can you think of an instance when a lack of progressive thinking/attitudes hindered the creative process?
- How can encouraging inclusion open the doors to greater opportunity, creativity and progress for the long term benefit of your organization?
- What aspects of the creative industry do you think will be most affected by equality (or lack there of) in 2017 and moving forward?


Date: February 23, 2017 at 12:00pm EST



Moderated by: 

Megan Oldfield RGD 

Megan is founding principal of Field Design Office and Coolaide

Design. Partnering with clients spanning entertainment, arts, hospitality and corporate sectors, she specializes in creative direction, branding, packaging, wayfinding, film titling and exhibition design.



Christina Gliha, Group Creative Director at Juniper Park\TBWA

Christina's 20 year career has spanned the disciplines of advertising and design. Previously, she served as Design Director for top agencies such as Spencer Francey Peters, Dinnick & Howells and Fusion Creative, building brands such as Nestle, Scotiabank, Canada Life, Harley-Davidson, and MTV, amongst many others. Christina Gliha is currently, Group Creative Director at Juniper Park\TBWA. For the last 7 years she has led the design team, creating iconic brands and campaigns for Apple, Quaker, Tropicana, Miller Lite, Del Monte, Holt Renfrew, Virgin Mobile, eos, Frito-Lay, and CIBC. She has also served as faculty at the Ontario College of Art & Design. 


Kat Gordon, Founder of 3% Conference

Kat Gordon has been called the “triple threat” of an entrepreneur, ad woman + marketing to women expert and was named one of "30 Most Creative Women in Advertising" by BusinessInsider in 2016 and one of “Forty Over 40” women disrupting the world in 2014. Started as a passion project to spotlight a huge business opportunity in advertising -- the lack of female creative leadership and its impact on connecting with an overwhelmingly female marketplace -- the 3% Conference has grown exponentially since its 2012 launch and has hosted events in 15 cities globally. Kat's team also offers consulting and certification to help agencies up their accountability around gender equality.


Robin Honey RGD, Chief Creative Officer at Arcane

Robin founded the brand specialty boutique Honey Design, in 1989.Over the firm’s 25-year tenure, its design work was featured in prestigious graphic design books and publications and won awards locally, nationally, and internationally. In 2014, HONEY merged with Arcane, a digital agency. Now as Chief Creative Officer, Robin brings her more than 25-years experience including creative campaigns, brand naming, strategy and identity to the firm’s offices across Canada. Her ability to work at the intersection of words and images with business strategy at the core, has generated compelling brands in a variety of different industries, craft beer being a prominent one. Robin is the author of a primer on branding for start-ups –The Beebrand Manifesto, A Quest for Authenticity


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