Hello, I’m a Product Design Director at an online marketplace called notonthehighstreet, where I focus on connecting UK small businesses with customers looking for creative products in a unique and meaningful way. I’m also the Director and Founder of UX for Change, a global organisation that for the last six years has connected non-profit organisations with the UX community. I’m currently trying to figure out how to scale collaboration globally, while inspiring design excellence. My design work spans from heavily visited ecommerce platforms to technology for aiding refugees. I would like to discuss the topic of growth with three different lenses: Leadership, Empathy and Trauma. I’m focused on the posttraumatic growth that emerges from navigating complex systems of inequality as an underrepresented minority.