Why are there so few women leading and influencing the UX & design industry? Why can we count on one hand the number of female UX/design leaders in Chicago?
Our goal is to provide a safe place for women to learn, mentor, and support each other in UX/design and related fields. Through this community, we can build women up and empower them to make an impact in both our industry and the world.
Do I have to be a lady?
Some dude: "I can always tell a lady when I see one."
Mae West: "Yeah? What do you tell 'em?"
As usual, Mae West got it right! We figure you know best here - if you consider yourself to be a lady (or a woman*) involved in UX or design, we hope to see you soon! If you don't, but are still interested in coming, just send us a message letting us know why and we’ll let you know if we think this group will be a good fit.
*If you call yourself a woman, we do too. We don't care what's in your genes OR your jeans. Unless you're a robot, then we very much care and want you to join right away so we can pick your brain or... motherboard.
(This catchy description is used with permission from the lovely Ladies Who Code in NYC.)