Women in Design: Career change success stories & tips

20 March 2024 5:00 pm Online Career Change , Product Design , UI Design , UX Design
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Watch this inspiring recording of a LIVE event delving into the journeys of women who’ve successfully transitioned into design.

We invited CareerFoundry graduates to share their personal stories, insights, and valuable tips on navigating a career change into the design industry.

Our panel includes Sheridan Baker, Senior Designer at EY Design Studio, Cici Yang, Senior Product Designer at Transcarent, Tanya Lerma, User Researcher at Peloton Interactive, and as moderator Maureen Herben, Product Designer at Miro and Design Content Creator.

We addressed questions such as: 

  • Where do I start?
  • What strengths do I bring to the industry as a career changer?
  • How do I tackle impostor syndrome?
  • What challenges might I encounter, and what superpowers will I bring as a woman in tech?

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Featured presenters


Sheridan Baker

Senior Designer at EY Design Studio

Sheridan Baker finds joy in transforming challenging user problems into effortless digital experiences through content strategy, interaction design, and storytelling. She currently provides UX design strategy for a range of industries as a senior design consultant at EY Design Studio.

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Cici Yang

Senior Product Designer at Transcarent

Cici Yang is a motivated designer who loves challenges and learning. She enjoys exploring new places and meeting people with different perspectives. Her curiosity and adventurous spirit drive her to explore new ideas and approaches in her design work. Currently, she's at Transcarent, working to improve healthcare.

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Tanya Lerma

User Research at Peloton Interactive

Tanya Lerma is a NYC-based UX researcher at Peloton who thrives on uncovering the needs of users through the magic of qualitative and quantitative research. With a genuine appreciation for people and an unstoppable curiosity, she's on a mission to help product team's leverage user insights strategically and impactfully.

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Maureen Herben

Product Designer at Miro & CareerFoundry UX Graduate

Product Designer, Content Creator and Workshop Facilitator on a mission to make design knowledge accessible to everyone.