• Tell Your Story: An International Women's Day Event

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    We’ll talk about facing impostor syndrome, owning your expertise, why telling your story is so important, and how to get started.

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    About this Event:

    The microphone is power. It elevates our voices and positions us as leaders. When we have the mic, people listen. But all too often women don’t hold the mic. Women Talk Design is on a mission to change that. Our research revealed several reasons why so often women and nonbinary people don’t speak up and our work tackles those issues head on.

    Join Women Talk Design, Ladies that UX Boston, Seattle Women of Design & UX, and UXPA Boston for this special International Women’s Day event. Women Talk Design CEO Danielle Barnes will discuss this problem and invite YOU to be part of the solution – with a call to tell YOUR story. We’ll talk about facing impostor syndrome, owning your expertise, why telling your story is so important, and how to get started. We'll then hear from two speakers about their path to speaking up.

    Join us for the presentation and conversation and then stick around to meet others from the community and discuss the stories you might tell, with prompts from the facilitator.

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    Agenda:

    Welcome
    Tell Your Story – Presentation & Conversation
    Connection Breakouts

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    Details:

    This event is open to everyone. Please take a moment to read through Women Talk Design’s Code of Conduct (https://womentalkdesign.com/code-of-conduct/) before RSVPing. Automated captioning will be available.

    Upon RSVP, you’ll receive details in the confirmation email on how to join the event.

    Questions about the event? Reach out [masked].

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    Brought to you by:

    Seattle Women in Design and UX

    seaDUXX was created in order to provide Seattle women and non-binary people an opportunity to network, learn, mentor and support each other in design, UX, and related fields. We have monthly meetups to give our members more opportunities to learn from others in their field, hone their presentation skills, and work with each other in an empowering environment.

    Ladies that UX Boston

    Ladies that UX Boston is a monthly meetup group featuring female and non-binary speakers. Open to all genders and experience levels, we cover topics related to design, research, and career development.

    Women Talk Design

    At Women Talk Design, we're on a mission to see a more diverse group of speakers on stage. We elevate the profiles of women and nonbinary folks, curate resources for event organizers on designing more inclusive events, and facilitate training, events, and community to encourage more folks to start speaking up.

    UXPA Boston

    The Boston Chapter of the User Experience Professionals’ Association is a highly active community for persons with individual and professional interests in usability, user experience design, and their many related fields. Membership is free, and we invite you to take advantage of all the benefits membership has to offer. These include access to our annual conference, job listings, networking opportunities, event notifications, collaboration projects, resume-building activities, and more.

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  • LTUX Leadership Series: Authentic Leadership

    Online event

    The LTUX Leadership Series is an initiative for the community to connect with UX leaders, ask questions, and share experiences. Whether you are a seasoned leader, a new manager, or someone thinking about advancing your career, this meetup is for you! Join us to stay connected while staying at home!

    In this event, you will get to learn from two amazing leaders, Meena Kothandaraman, Customer Experience Strategist and Founder at twig + fish (Does Authentic Leadership Exist?) and Megan Robinson, Principal at E Leader Experience (Becoming a "Natural Leader").

    ***This event is in partnership with the Seattle LTUX chapter!

    A G E N D A

    4:30 PST / 7:30 EST - Presentation: Becoming a "Natural Leader"
    5:15 PST / 8:00 EST - Presentation: Does Authentic Leadership Exist?
    5:45 PST / 8:30 EST - Breakout Discussion
    6:00 PST / 9:00 EST - Wrap up

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    P R E S E N T A T I O N

    "Becoming a "Natural Leader": the 4 pillars of self-leadership"

    Do you wish you were a “natural” leader? Someone who everyone gravitates to and commands respect. What’s their secret? Well, it starts with self-leadership because you have to lead yourself before you lead others. This presentation will cover the 4 principles of self-leadership and how you can approach each principle to strengthen your skill.

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    "Does Authentic Leadership Exist? Challenging our perspectives"

    "20 Traits of a True Leader". "Leaders with 'this' characteristic always shine." "Some of the world's greatest leaders identify 'must-have' traits to be a true leader."

    These headlines exist everywhere - to the point where every aspect of being an authentic leader has been over-scrutinized and critiqued.
    Meena Kothandaraman shares her perspective on authentic leadership as she has balanced her professional experience as a qualitative researcher, her role in her family, and taking care of herself.
    Along the way, Meena has looked for analogies and models of leadership - and found that four (and two!) legged animal friends have provided great inspiration.

    Meena will share some quick models of leadership that have informed her own beliefs and definition of what it means to be an authentic leader.

    What IS an authentic leader - and how do we interpret what it is? How do we make it meaningful to our own lives?

    Come join Meena for a quick discussion and decide for yourself what it means to you.

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    S P E A K E R S

    Meena Kothandaraman
    Customer Experience Strategist and Founder at twig + fish
    @meena_ko

    With 25+ years of experience, Meena has consulted to emphasize the strategic value of qualitative research in the design of product, space, and service. Meena is fascinated by the complexity of human behavior, and applies a credible and structured approach to integrating human stories and anecdotes into mainstream processes. Qualitative research serves as a key vehicle to bringing human stories into a business, and additionally serves as a foundation for internal discussions and directions about product design. Her experience spans multiple verticals, with companies who believe in the value of qualitative research.

    Megan Robinson
    Principal, E Leader Experience
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tritcak/

    Megan Robinson is the principal at E Leader Experience and works with individuals and teams to develop self-leadership skills that grow companies. She started her career in marketing climbing her way through the corporate ladder at advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies before catching the entrepreneur bug and started her own marketing company. After yet another “Business Therapy” session and growing her team, Megan discovered her true passion for coaching. Inspired by her own successful career in corporate and entrepreneurial environments, Megan makes leadership approachable and achievable for everyone, regardless of title, position, or experience.

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  • How To Be A Great Product Thinker

    Online event

    Product Design and Product Management roles each encompass specialized responsibilities. As designers, we might think of the product from the perspective of our users and how to best solve their problems. As PMs, we might approach it more from the business side, to meet the business' goals and objectives. But overall, designers and PMs have a common goal: to build a stellar product that our users find desirable– one that's ethical, accessible, impactful and profitable for our business. In this panel discussion, we'll hear from four amazing women about how they navigate their everyday work while incorporating this product thinking philosophy.

    PANELISTS:

    Hilary Walker
    Senior Product Manager @ Notarize
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hilaryfwalker/

    Tyler Pietri
    Product Manager @ Klaviyo
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyler-pietri-9503ba96/

    Cara McGrath
    Senior Product Designer @ ezCater
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/caramcgrath1/

    Maya Rhinehart
    Lead UX Designer @ athenahealth
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/maya-rhinehart/

    Moderated by:
    Olga Perfilieva
    Senior Product Designer @ botkeeper
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/olgavperfilieva/

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    Thank you to our sponsor, Botkeeper!

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  • Ladies that UX & Women Talk Design LightningTalks: Culture & Sustainability

    ** Please sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-that-ux-women-talk-design-lightningtalks-culture-sustainability-tickets-116484613615 to get the Zoom link for the event **

    Join us for a pre-IxDD event and cheer on speakers practicing talks on Culture & Sustainability.

    ABOUT THIS EVENT

    Lightning Talks: Culture & Sustainability
    Presented by Ladies that UX Boston & San Francisco and Women Talk Design

    World Interaction Design Day is an annual event where we come together as a united global community to show how interaction design improves the human condition.

    The aim is to have a positive, long-lasting impact by facilitating activities that support dialogue and outcomes.

    This year, Ladies that UX Boston, Ladies that UX San Francisco, and Women Talk Design are partnering on a "pre-IxDD" event.

    Our Speaker Lightning Talks event offers an opportunity for new and experienced speakers to practice a short talk, in front of a safe supportive audience. Join us to cheer on speakers as they practice talks on the IxDD theme: Culture & Sustainability.

    One of the best ways to learn as a speaker is by watching other speakers practice their craft. We invite you to join the event as a supportive audience and pay attention to what our speakers do well. Our audience will meet one another (yay, Zoom breakout rooms), support our speakers, and provide feedback on the talks. What can you take away for your own speaking practice?

    Speakers have been invited because they are delivering a talk for the first time, testing out new material, or looking for practice before presenting their talk in front of a larger audience.

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    AGENDA*

    7pm et / 4pm pt: Check-in & Welcome

    7:10pm et / 4:10pm pt: Breakout connections

    7:20pm et / 4:20pm pt: Lightning Talks

    8:40pm et / 5:40pm pt: Breakout connections

    9pm et / 6pm pt: Goodnight!

    *Agenda is subject to change. Stay tuned for updates

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    Are you interested in practicing a talk?

    Tell us here (https://bit.ly/IxDDpreeventspeakerapp) and we'll follow up soon.

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    DETAILS

    The event is open to everyone. Please take a moment to read through Women Talk Design's Code of Conduct (https://womentalkdesign.com/code-of-conduct/) before RSVPing.

    We will have automated captioning available.

    You will receive a calendar invite with a Zoom link at least 24-hours prior to the event (Please sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-that-ux-women-talk-design-lightningtalks-culture-sustainability-tickets-116484613615 to get the Zoom link for the event).

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    ** Please sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-that-ux-women-talk-design-lightningtalks-culture-sustainability-tickets-116484613615 to get the Zoom link for the event **

  • Ladies that UX Boston & Women Talk Design Lightning Talks (Remote)

    ** To get the Zoom link, please sign up for this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-that-ux-boston-women-talk-design-lightning-talks-remote-tickets-104803149040 **

    Women Talk Design and Ladies that UX Boston invite you to join us for an evening of talks by new and experienced speakers, on topics in UX design.

    Our Speaker Lightning Talks event offers an opportunity for new and experienced speakers to practice a short talk, in front of a safe supportive audience.

    One of the best ways to learn as a speaker is by watching other speakers practice their craft. We invite you to join the event as a supportive audience and pay attention to what our speakers do well. Our audience will meet one another (yay, Zoom breakout rooms), support our speakers, and provide feedback on the talks. What can you take away for your own speaking practice?

    Join us for an evening of talks on a range of topics in design, tech, career, and life.

    Speakers have been invited because they are delivering a talk for the first time, testing out new material, or looking for practice before presenting their talk in front of a larger audience.

    AGENDA:

    Welcome from Women Talk Design
    Meet a fellow audience member (Zoom breakout)
    Lightning Talks, Q&A + Feedback
    Small group chats (Zoom breakout)
    Goodnight!

    → We're donating tonight's ticket fees to Rosie's Place (http://www.rosiesplace.org/). We suggest donating at least $5 as your registration fee. If you're not able to give at the moment (we know these are tough times), please feel free to register for a free ticket.

    → The event is open to everyone. Please take a moment to read through Women Talk Design's Code of Conduct (https://womentalkdesign.com/code-of-conduct/) and then register.

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    More details:

    Upon registration (at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-that-ux-boston-women-talk-design-lightning-talks-remote-tickets-104803149040), you'll receive a calendar invite with a link to join the event.

    Are you a woman or non-binary person interested in presenting your talk at the event? Fill out this form and we'll be in touch soon!

    Questions about the event? Reach out [masked].

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    Lightning Talks are hosted for the community with the support AdobeXD.

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    ** To get the Zoom link, please sign up for this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-that-ux-boston-women-talk-design-lightning-talks-remote-tickets-104803149040 **

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  • Thinking In Systems: How Adobe’s Design System Was Designed & Why It Works

    * Please sign up using this link in order to get the Zoom url: https://adobexd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B3VyhECHTs-0SKHuK-l9Qw *

    Adobe’s design system, Spectrum, has been successfully used by multiple teams for many years. Lindsay Browne, who’s been working on it since its conception, will take us on a journey of Spectrum’s evolution. She’ll share Spectrum’s philosophy, her team’s involvement, and how they facilitate and implement new ideas from designers across Adobe. Additionally, Lindsay will showcase how they use XD in their workflows including a plugin made for sharing out components.

    Agenda
    • Welcome from Ladies that UX Boston
    • Community Announcements
    • Presenter, Lindsay Browne, Senior Experience Designer, Adobe Spectrum
    • Q&A
    • 15-minute Breakout sessions
    • Prizes

    Thank you to our sponsor, Adobe!

    * Please sign up using this link in order to get the Zoom url: https://adobexd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B3VyhECHTs-0SKHuK-l9Qw *

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  • Women Talk Design Lightning Talks (Boston)

    Industrious Boston Financial District

    * Please sign up on Eventbrite in order to attend this event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-talk-design-lightning-talks-boston-tickets-93004156937 *

    Women Talk Design and Ladies that UX Boston invite you to join us for an evening of talks by new and experienced speakers, on topics in UX design.

    Our Lightning Talks event offers an opportunity for new and experienced speakers to practice a short talk, in front of a safe supportive audience. We invite you to be that supportive audience!

    The evening will kick off with an opportunity to meet others in attendance, before diving into the talks. Speakers have been invited because they are delivering a talk for the first time, testing out new material, or looking for practice before presenting their talk in front of a larger audience. We invite the audience to be present and supportive, learn something new, and engage with the community. You'll also have an opportunity to provide feedback to the speakers and continue conversations after the talks.

    Schedule:

    6:30 - 6:50: Check-in // mingle
    6:50 - 6:55: Welcome from WTD
    6:55 - 8:15: WTD Lightning Talks
    8:15 - 8:30: Mingle & continue conversations

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    Refreshments and snacks will be served. The event is open to everyone. Please take a moment to read through Women Talk Design's Code of Conduct (https://womentalkdesign.com/code-of-conduct/) and the LTUX Code of Conduct and Photography Policy (http://bit.ly/ltuxbos-code-of-conduct) before attending the event.

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    A special thank you to our host, Industrious!

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    *Please sign up on Eventbrite in order to attend this event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-talk-design-lightning-talks-boston-tickets-93004156937*

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  • Riding the synthesis wave: how to avoid drowning in your qualitative data

    Ever finished an amazing UX Research study, only to find yourself drowning in interview recordings and incomprehensible notes? When analyzing qualitative research, it can be tempting to take shortcuts as the process can be time consuming and difficult. However, the rigor of your analysis can make or break the impact of your results and recommendations.

    Join Margot Lieblich, UX Researcher at HubSpot, as she dives into the common analysis pitfalls within UX research and proposes new techniques to improve your synthesis process. Learn how to mitigate the influence of your own bias and transform surface level patterns into nuanced, meaningful insights to level up your research findings.

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    OUR SPONSOR
    Thank you to our sponsor, HubSpot, for hosting this event.

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    Please read our Code of Conduct and Photography Policy before attending the event (http://bit.ly/ltuxbos-code-of-conduct).

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  • Qualitative research methods can (and should) inform business strategy

    Join us for our November talk with Cass Bröst, Senior User Experience Researcher at Chewy, to learn about how qualitative research methods can inform business strategy. Attendees will walk away with a new perspective on how to innovate by focusing on customer’s needs rather than perceived solutions.

    Thank you to our sponsor, Chewy! Learn more about their design team here: https://www.designchewy.com/.

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  • How to Think Like a Design Researcher

    ezCater

    Spend an evening (or about an hour!) in the mind of a design researcher. During this interactive event, you'll learn a framework that will help you think through a given problem space and work towards a research plan. Gain tools to avoid common design & user research pitfalls and understand how to ask yourself the right questions at the right time to properly scope, recruit, and execute on a research initiative.

    All experience levels welcomed & wanted!

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER
    Emily Messing is a senior design researcher at ezCater who spends most of her time digging into the underlying needs of catering partners and customers to build the right features at the right time for the right people. She takes pride in using innovative research and facilitation methodologies to drive alignment and understanding.

    OUR SPONSOR
    Thank you to our generous sponsor, ezCater!

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