San Francisco Bay Area
Founded in 2013, the Hexagon Bay Area Chapter is where Hexagon all started! A few UXers at Google were determined to cultivate a community for women in UX across the Bay Area and started partnering with local companies about once a month to host events. Not only that, but we’ve piloted a successful mentorship program and have expanded the program to other chapters including NYC and Seattle.
Each of our events in the Bay Area has a unique theme created in collaboration with the host company and Hexagon to ensure our events have a mix of passive and active learning. We have a lot of maker themed events (creating succulent gardens at Pinterest, or, designing cards that light up at IDEO) as well as topical (negotiation, creative entrepreneurship, empathy).
Current cohort: Fall 2018
We offer a 3-month mentorship program where those who identify as women are matched with mentors based on compatibility. Conversations help mentees develop their skills, confidence, and recognize their potential.
Mentee applications are open now for our kickoff event on September 24 in SF!