Ailsa is a strategic leader, designer, problem solver, researcher, facilitator, and just rad human being ???? Ailsa has been in the tech industry since 2013, getting their start at FreshBooks as a researcher before moving into design. A leader of multi-discipline teams, Ailsa has more than a decade of experience in design, research, and leadership.
Ailsa has been in product development for over eleven years, gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge in building successful products. Their background is primarily in user research and product design, allowing them to validate product ideas thoroughly before moving to Figma. It also ensures that there will always be a high-quality design and a deep confidence that what we’re building is the *right* thing.
Call them a disruptor. Ailsa believes the tech industry needs more empathy, inclusion, care, and equity. Those core values have led to their new side project, Drag Me (

Summits Attended: 2024 Pride

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.