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Christina Mallon


Christina is a woman at the forefront of an important movement towards

inclusivity in design. She has a unique and special voice, championing

individuals often ignored by these industries – particularly those with


At the start of Christina's professional career, her arms slowly became

paralyzed. Rather than being discouraged, she recognized the opportunity

to grow awareness and make a measurable impact within the industry. This

realization inspired her to start an inclusive design practice at the worlds’

largest marketing and design agency, Wunderman Thompson, and lead

one of the only incubators focused on adaptive fashion & tech for the

disability community called Open Style Lab at MIT & Parsons. She has

partnered with brands like Unilever, Macy's, IKEA, Tommy Hilfiger, & GSK

on how to make their customer experiences more inclusive. She currently

serves as the Director of Inclusive Design at Microsoft.

Christina’s work around inclusive design has received world-wide attention

and has been featured in Fast Company, Vogue, NBC News, Netflix, PBS,

Hulu and BBC. Also, she received LinkedIn Top Voice in Design 2020,

Smithsonian's Emerging Designer of the Year 2019, Ad Age 40 under 40

and D&I Champion of the Year, Adweek Creative 100, Yahoo’s HERoes

Role Model 2020 and Business Insider’s Rising Stars.

In her free time, she mentors job seekers with disabilities and educates

companies on how to become a more disability inclusive company.


John Slatin AccessU 2022