A mother of 4 beautiful children, Miriam Isaac is a UX Designer and loves to read and listen to one too many true crime podcasts!
How are you planning to celebrate Women’s Day this year?
I hope to raise awareness on my social media about the unjust discrimination that women face in the workplace, but also hope to spend quality time with my daughters 🙂
Would you say there is an under-representation of women in UI/UX design?
What are some personality traits of women that make them better (or worse) UX designers?
I think women are amazing! They are loyal, dedicated, loving and hard working. They also work hard to help and build up those around them. These traits are invaluable to any UX designer.
Who are some design leaders (male or female) you look up to?
I’m going to say women as this is women’s day! So Ioana Teleanu, Anfisa Bogomolova, Ana Santos, Helen Domina, Veronica Camara and Patricia Reiners.
As a woman, what’s the greatest challenge you’ve had to face as a designer?
Unfortunately, I’ve faced a lot of gender and religious discrimination as a designer. So many different things have happened along my career journey, which made me question so much. It took a lot of time to understand and put the pieces back together.
I am now a proud advocate for women in general and specifically religious Jewish women.
I’m so grateful to the wonderful design community for being so supportive.
What, in your opinion, could we UI/UX designers do, as a relatively young and collaborative fraternity, to solve the problem of gender inequality?
We need to build each other up. We need to understand that the jealously we may feel towards each other is part of the patriarchy and is in no benefit to us as women. We need to read books like Women Don’t Owe You Pretty to truly understand how ingrained these ideas may be within us.
Keep raising awareness and keep supporting each other!
Your message to young women looking to make their careers in UI/UX?
It’s not going to be simple or easy. You will face hardships, and it will be difficult. But please keep going, please stay strong, reach out to other women and yes, there are also many male allies amongst the community.
Reach out, until you find your tribe and keep at it, until you find your place within this beautiful community!
This article was last updated on November 26, 2023; Originally published on March 4, 2021