Hexagon is a community of women 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 (http://hexagonux.com/rebrand) in 2017 and are now a community of over 3,000 women worldwide. Hexagon hosts community events and mentorship programs (http://hexagonux.com/mentorship) 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 (http://www.hexagonux.com/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.
End your Monday night with Hexagon Houston. Join us for a laid back social in GatherTown. We typically break into small groups to share job search updates, career journeys into UX, and industry topics.
Hexagon believes 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. See you soon!