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 womxn in UX across the Bay Area and started partnering with local companies about once a month to host events. We’ve also piloted a successful mentorship program and have expanded the program to other chapters, including NYC, Seattle, Denver, Houston, and more.

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). Whatever 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 womxn and non-binary folx are matched with mentors based on compatibility. Conversations help mentees develop their skills, confidence, and recognize their potential. We also offer a senior co-mentorship cohort, allowing senior women to discuss issues together. Learn more.

2019 Schedule

January 2019 - Senior co-mentorship cohort
April 2019 - Junior & mid-level mentorship cohort
July 2019 - Junior & mid-level mentorship cohort

We’re postponing this year’s fall cohort to Jan 2020. Stay tuned for when we open applications early next year.

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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 womxn & non-binary folx 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.

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Bay Area Organizers