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Our Story

 

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.


the many facets of Hexagon

04—Empowerment
We are a community of boss ladies* and believe that together we can lean in and help each other out

05—Growth
We encourage personal growth and exploration along a unique path

06—Leadership
We inspire women to lead, guiding them to step into UX leadership roles

01—Community
We offer a safe space for our community to be themselves

02—Mentorship
We provide opportunities to mentor and to be mentored

03—Inclusion
We welcome everyone to our events. See code of conduct for more info

  Illustrations by Libby Vanderploeg

Illustrations by Libby Vanderploeg