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dmi:Diversity in Design Manifesto


Getting a seat at the table enables us to increase our level of influence, visibility, and impact within the organization. If we want our table to reflect the influence of the many cultures, ethnicities, generations, and various backgrounds and experience levels of the changing workforce, then we need to open up and change the seats available at the table.

- Shirley Davis,



Recognizing Leaders in Diversity & Inclusion in Design


DMI is committed to recognizing both organizations and individuals for their efforts to develop more diverse teams and organizational cultures.



October 2018

Smart Panda Labs
Our first commendation goes to DMI member Cheryl Myers and Smart Panda Labs who have been awarded the Orlando Business Journal's Diversity Award. Says Cheryl:

"The DMI conference in Cincinnati helped Smart Panda Labs pinpoint where we excel. Our organization was launched nine years ago with D&I built into our processes and culture and the DMI conference motivated us to do more. We are actively looking at ways we can continue to promote D&I within our organization, help other companies implement these strategies, and reach out to minority-owned organizations to help them grow."



November 2018

Chuck Harrison - In Memoriam


Chuck Harrison counted many “firsts” among his achievements. He was one of the first four African American Industrial Designers of his era, the first African-American executive to work at Sears Roebuck & Company, and the first African American Industrial Designer to head up the Design Department at a major corporation. But he will be remembered for much more...Read More













To be recognized for your work to develop more diverse and inclusive teams and cultures, connect with us. We want to recognize leaders who are making a change.

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