Hexagon Mentorship Program

 

The Hexagon Mentorship Program is dedicated to supporting the careers of women in user experience by helping them create meaningful connections and build skills that foster success. Through these relationships we’ll help close the gender gap and grow leaders. 

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“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”

Steven Spielberg


History

The program first started in the San Francisco in September 2015 with one simple goal; to support junior women in UX by partnering them with senior-level women in the field. What began simply as an idea quickly turned into a popular program with over 100 applicants for the first cohort and expansion into other chapters. Some of our stellar mentors are from Airbnb, eBay, Facebook, Google, HTC, Oracle, Twitter, and Rodan+Field to name a few. We hope to continue to serve the women and non-binary folks of our field by changing as the needs do.


How it works

Cohorts are run on a quarterly basis. Potential mentors and mentees are invited to a matching event where they have the opportunity to meet in person. Once partnerships are made, mentors and mentees meet over the course of three months to discuss career goals, interviewing skills, portfolios, best practices, and more.


Event Highlights