The XX+UX Mentorship Program is dedicated to supporting the careers of women in user experience by helping them create meaningful connections and build skills that foster success. Through these relationships we’ll help close the gender gap and grow leaders.
The XX+UX Mentorship Program was started in the San Francisco Bay Area in September 2015 with one simple goal: to support junior women in UX by partnering them with senior-level women in the field. What began simply as an idea quickly turned into a popular program with over 100 applicants for the first cohort and expansion into other chapters.
Today, the mentorship program is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Seattle with plans to expand to other cities in the near future. We hope to continue to serve the women of our field by changing as the needs do.
How it works
Cohorts are run on a quarterly basis. Potential mentors and mentees are invited to a matching event where they have the opportunity to meet in person. Once partnerships are made, mentors and mentees meet over the course of three months to discuss career goals, interviewing skills, portfolios, best practices, and more. Learn more here.