Women Talk Design Speaker Stories: Kat Zhou

Women Talk Design Speaker Stories: Kat Zhou

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Join us for a Q&A with a Women Talk Design Speaker!

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About Women Talk Design Speaker Stories

There isn’t one singular path to public speaking. Folks decide to speak for a variety of reasons, get started in different ways, and have their own techniques for preparing for talks and dealing with nerves.

Learn about the journeys and experiences of incredible women and nonbinary speakers with our new series: Women Talk Design Speaker Stories. Join us as we interview one of our speakers to learn the topics they are currently speaking about and why, how they find speaking opportunities, their advice for getting started with public speaking, and more.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions and connect with folks from the Women Talk Design community. We hope you’ll leave inspired to share your own ideas and experiences, and get out there and speak.

Stick around after the conversation for breakout discussions. During this time you can connect with other people in the Women Talk Design community and discuss what you learned.

About our speaker

Kat (she/her) is the creator of the Design Ethically project. Which started out as a framework for applying ethics to the design process and has now grown into a toolkit of speculative activities that help teams forecast the consequences of their products. She has worked in the tech industry for years and serves on the board of the YX Foundation, a hybrid coalition-design lab focused on the intersections of AI/ML and critical race theory.

Through her work with Design Ethically, she has spoken at events hosted by the European Parliament (2022) and the US Federal Trade Commission (2021), as well as an assortment of tech conferences. She has also guest lectured at various institutions, such as Harvard University (Spring 2021) and Duke University (2019). Kat has been quoted in the BBC, WIRED, Fast Company, Protocol, and Tech Policy Press.

Outside of work, Kat is pursuing a Masters degree in AI Ethics and Society at the University of Cambridge, with the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. She lives in Stockholm with her adopted husky, where you can find them running around.


  • 5 minutes | Welcome
  • 20 minutes | Conversation with Kat Zhou
  • 20 minutes | Audience Q&A
  • 15 minutes | Breakout conversations

Come with your questions! We’ll see you soon.

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The $5 USD ticket fee goes directly to our speakers. We don’t want anyone to be turned away due to a lack of funds. If the ticket fee is a barrier, please use the code WTDcommunity to register for a free ticket.

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