Leyya has been a trail-blazer in her career going from intern to now heading up the design division at MYWW™ in her role as Design Manager working directly with businesses and brands to maximise their design capabilities. Leyya has also been instrumental in the ongoing development and growth of the MYWW™ annual In-House Design Awards.
As an Asian, working-class woman in a homogenous creative industry, Leyya decided she wanted to support and recognise the talent and contribution of under-represented minorities in the industry and find new role models - not just for her own career progression but for others like her. In 2016, Leyya launched her own initiative - The Other Box, an award-winning platform dedicated to increasing diversity in the creative industry.
Leyya recognised more could still be done to spotlight the under-recognised talent of minorities and people of colour in the creative industry and joined forces with Roshni Goyate (a fellow London creative) to change things. Garnering interest from leading media like Channel 4, Huffington Post and BBC Asian Network (to name a few), they are now developing events and workshops whilst ensuring the MYWW™ portfolio of talent is diverse and well represented by a wide range of talent.