WiDesign Fest 2021

Meet The Epitome Of UX Designers!

Ultimate chance to learn the Art of Innovation & the Magic of Design.











The mission of UMO’s WiDesign Fest 2021 is to educate and empower a million women/girls with the design skills and confidence necessary to get a job by 2030.


Women today have made significant strides in growing their contributions and influence. However, for all the accomplishments and progress made in women empowerment, they still are underrepresented in various domains across several levels.

This women’s day, UMO.Design is going to dedicate the month of March to all wonderful women with the launch of “WiDesign Fest 2021” on the occasion of International Women’s Day.


UMO.Design is incredibly proud to have played its part over the years by celebrating women’s empowerment in design. WiDesign Fest 2021 manifests our gratitude to all the women who have set a benchmark in design and related domains. Our mission is to inspire and educate one million women and girls to become designers by 2030. To take this movement forward, we aim to provide $150,000 USD scholarships to educate 100 women aspirants in Design essentials and UX design via our UMO Design School this year.


UMO WiDesign’21 Scholarships

Apply to be a part of the first 100 UMO WiDesign’21 Scholorships

3 months of Design Essentials & UX Course

1 : 1 Mentorship

Capstone Project

3 months internship

Job fair


Contribute to UMO WiDesign’21 

Join the LIVE sessions and support this noble initiative by Registering (USD 10 only) for all the upcoming Live sessions by the Global Woman Leaders.

You will get to meet 36 exceptional personalities. 



About The Talk

Meet The Epitome Of UX Designers!

The ultimate opportunity to kickstart your Dream Design Career ends today. Don't hesitate to take the first step towards it.

Apply now to join the First 100 UMO WID Scholarships wherein 3 months of Design Essentials and UX Course will get you certified along with 1:1 mentorship by Design leaders. Undergoing a capstone project will be a crowning achievement for culminating the integrative experience of the curriculum. We ensure 3 months of paid internship for the students scoring 85% & above. In addition to this, we'll guide you to prepare for the Job fair and assist to get one.

UMO Design has built one of India's largest design communities and around with a strong global presence and representation from international designers, academicians, and thought leaders. 

With the launch of our showcase event, "WiDesign'21", as part of International Women's Day scheduled from 8th March to 17th April 2021, we aim to introduce you to the global design heads via Live talks on Saturdays. 

Our mission is to inspire and educate one million women and girls to become designers by 2030 by offering scholarships worth 150 000 USD. 

Support this noble initiative by paying just $10 and get yourself registered for the upcoming Live session by topmost Design leaders on Saturday, 17th April 2021. 

Join us at 08:00 PM IST / 10:30 AM EST / 7:30 AM PDT

Hope to see you in the session! 

Your Takeaways:
  1. How can we begin a career in Design?
  2. How much or no technical knowledge is required?
  3. How can Design help to resolve the real problems of people?
  4. How imperative it is to be user-centric?
  5. How can a Design team help in enhancing one's capabilities?


WiDesign'21 is intended to encourage and educate one million women and girls to become designers by 2030 by offering scholarships worth 150,000 USD.




WiDesign'21 Speakers This Weekend

WiDesign Fest will be a mix of inspirational talks by leading practitioners in design, pioneers from the industry, management gurus, social innovators, and many industry UX folks specially curated for you.

Jyotsna Malhotra

Design Lead at Verizon


Worked in Adobe, Cognizant Technology Services, InfoEdge, and some Ed-tech companies for web, desktop, tablets, and mobile products.

Vaishnavi G

Founder, Origin UI UX


As a founder and CEO at OriginUX, I chose to walk the path of setting up a design agency from scratch simply driven by the love for the craft and confidence of delivery.

Vaishali Kalra

Brand Designer & Strategist


My experience in the fields of publishing, marketing, and event-curating have complimented and tested my beliefs as a designer. I personally think that creating a successful brand involves the careful blending of activities, which include business and brand strategy -- combined together with the design process and all the relevant participants.

Shruti Shah

Design Lead at FPL Technologies


Please change these details for shruti. Shruti is the Design Lead at OneCard and OneScore based out of Pune. She's a University of Kansas alum with a Master's in Interaction Design. Shruti has worked on various complex design problems over the last few years and was also part of Project Alchemy at Sprint Telecom, revamping their mobile and web experiences.

Shweta Rashinkar

Design Lead at Deloitte Digital


Engineer by degree and Designer by heart. Her incessant need for achieving ease and simplicity in everything forms the base of her design career. Shweta has worked across multiple domains and has led design-driven digital transformation projects. She thrives on doodling and masala chai :)

Kranti Vanjari

Design Lead at WNS Global Services


I am an 'un-learnt' hands-on experienced User researcher. With an experience of 6+ years in conducting user research especially talking to people from various walks of life, age group, regionality or profession I have always been mesmerised by culture, social behaviours and so on. I strongly believe empathy is a self taught art and cannot be learnt in books rather than practiced. Empathy is a lifetime investment one can do to improve personal well being, design well being and thus contributing to product innovations which are human centric.

Sherylene Chan

Key Product Designer at Roam Digital

New Zealand

Her Singaporean background accounts for her weird obsession with finding (and making) awesome food as well as a strange desire to continuously outperform herself.

Interactive Workshop: Secret Sauce To Building An Unforgettable Design Portfolio

Workshop summary 
Join us for an interactive workshop on how to build a unique, storytelling-based, visually impactful and unforgettable design portfolio. You will hear from award-winning visual designer, Founder and CEO of Path Unbound, a design school democratizing creative education. In addition to her design work with Fortune 500 clients, she has taught 1,000+ students at universities in New York City as well as other private design education institutions. She will guide attendees through her school's 4-step process to portfolio excellence with examples and group exercises. The workshop will challenge you to rethink your visual identity and provide you with the tools to build an unforgettable portfolio so that you can easily stand out from the crowd.
Welcome and intro (30 minutes)
Group exercise intro (10 minute)
Breakout groups (90 min, 30 minutes for each exercise - 3 exercises in total, 3-4 people in a group)
Participants vote on submissions and each team receives critique from instructor (30-40 minutes)
Ending remarks (10 minutes)

Early Bird Ends on 19th April
Regular Price is INR 2000

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