Hexagon is a community of women and non-binary individuals in UX who support each other by sharing stories and fostering growth at all stages of our careers.
Hexagon is a community of women and non-binary folks in UX who support each other through the different stages of our careers. We welcome current and aspiring designers, researchers, writers, content strategists and program managers across the user experience space. We believe that having strong networks of peers both online and offline helps us discover new skills, boost confidence, and foster growth. At its core, Hexagon is a community.
When we first launched in 2013, it began as a small local meet up in the Bay Area called XX+UX. We rebranded in 2017 and are now a community of over 3,000 women and non-binary folks worldwide. Hexagon hosts community events and mentorship programs where every event is hosted by a different company and features something unique about their culture or industry. We’ve held international events in London, Sydney, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, Bangalore, and more. Check out our chapters.
Beyond our current programming (events & mentorship), we hope that Hexagon helps drive the conversation around diversity in tech. Implicit bias is perhaps the greatest inhibitor of women’s growth — it affects how we hire, how we interact with co-workers, and how we recognize and promote “talent”. We know that diversity drives creativity, but change needs to come from within companies themselves and how they think about their own success.
We offer a 3-month mentorship program where women are matched to mentors based on compatibility. Conversations help mentees develop their skills, confidence, and recognize their potential.
We have several chapters around the world and are continuing to grow globally. Every chapter features something unique about their culture and location. Join your local chapter or start your own!
Hexagon aims to build a supportive community that fosters diversity, support, empowerment, and mentorship for women . We welcome all women and gender nonconforming individuals. Here are our guidelines around participation:
We strive to make Hexagon a safe place for women and non-binary folks in UX. That being said, if you are an ally that supports women and non-binary folks in tech, you are welcome.
Hexagon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, national identity, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.
Read our full code of conduct here.