Celebrating Women’s Day With Priya Sharma

Celebrating Women’s Day With Priya Sharma

Designwhine Interviews Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma has been curious since ever, that is what she thinks led her to become a designer.

What Priya does today is her passion and she looks forward to contribute more to the world!

How are you planning to celebrate Women’s Day this year?

With other women of course :), especially with the ones around me, empowering them, whichever way I can!

Would you say there is an under-representation of women in UI/UX design?

No.

What are some personality traits of women that make them better (or worse) UX designers?

I’d say empathy and that’s the basic step of understanding anything related to human and solving problems at the deepest level.

Who are some design leaders (male or female) you look up to?

Shashank Sahay, Don Norman and Julie Zhuo.

As a woman, what’s the greatest challenge you’ve had to face as a designer?

Not sure if this is with respect to being a woman, but the greatest challenge I have had to face as a designer is that sometimes I have had to work with non-designers who do not possess design maturity, which leads to more efforts to get stakeholders buy-in.

What, in your opinion, could we UI/UX designers do, as a relatively young and collaborative fraternity, to solve the problem of gender inequality?

Never doubt yourself, I see a lot of women have self doubt which is even more dangerous than being over confident is.

The second helpful thing would be empowering each other to get better and rise higher in the business.

Your message to young women looking to make their careers in UI/UX?

We’re blessed with empathy skills! Let’s leverage that and make this world a better place to be.

This article was last updated on November 26, 2023; Originally published on March 4, 2021

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