Bangalore, being India's Silicon Valley, has a lot of techies and budding UXers (a large percentage of whom are male). This group was founded in May 2016 by Prakrithy Pradeep and Preethi Guruswamy as they were passionate about advocating diversity in the workplace and bringing together the growing community of women in UX. Since then, we have met almost half a dozen times, hosted by organizations like Target, Google, Myntra and Calm.io.
Now run by Prakrithy, Namrata, Nida and Sharanya, Hexagon Bangalore aims to encourage gender diversity amongst budding UXers. Through a combination of talks, workshops, meet-and-greets, and discussions, we bring the topic of gender diversity, equality, and their relevance in design and technology to the forefront. The chapter also hopes to launch the mentorship program for women, who're planning to start their career in UX or are looking for a transition, around January 2018.
We welcome any gender who agrees with this sentiment to join us at our events and support the cause. Join us to network with other folks in UX, and learn more about UX, both design and research!