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.

Our events range from informal happy hours, to maker themed events (creating succulent gardens at Pinterest, or designing cards that light up at IDEO), to topical panel & speaker events (on negotiation, creative entrepreneurship, empathy). Regardless of the activity, we aim to form deep connections between members of our community and provide opportunities to learn from each other.

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Stay in the loop

Join the dialogue in the #sf-bayarea channel in the Hexagon Slack group or sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date with announcements, and upcoming events.

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Bay Area Mentorship Program

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. We also offer a senior co-mentoring group, allowing senior women to discuss issues together. Learn more.

Cohorts this year: 
Jan 2019 - Senior co-mentoring groups
Apr 2019 - Junior & mid-level mentorship cohort
Jul 2019 - Junior & mid-level mentorship cohort
Sep 2019 - Junior & mid-level mentorship cohort

Applications for our July mentorship cohort will open Jun 11 — sign up for our mailing list to be notified.

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Bay Area Events

SF Happy Hours

We are kicking off a regular happy hour series in SF, so members of our community have an opportunity to meet monthly! This isn't your average networking event — this is a space for women & non-binary folks working nearby (downtown SF) in specific areas of UX (enterprise, research, startups, etc) to meet others working in similar situations, and form deep connections. As these are regular events held close to where you work, over time you'll see the same faces and we'll all get to know each other.

Upcoming Events:

Wed, Mar 13 - Happy Hour for Senior UXers @Amelie Wine Bar. Grab your ticket here!

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