XX+UX is a community of women in UX who support each other by sharing our own stories and fostering growth at all stages of our careers.
XX+UX is a community of women in UX who support each other through all stages of our careers. We believe that having strong local networks of peers helps women discover new skills, boost confidence, and foster their own growth. Although there are many meet-ups for women in tech, most of them focus on ongoing education or learning new skills (e.g., talks, panels, hackathons) — at its core, XX+UX is a community.
We are a community of over 2,000 women (Facebook, Slack, G+). We host monthly events in the Bay Area, Seattle, New York, and Israel, where every event is hosted by a different local 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.
We also offer a 3-month mentorship program where women are matched to mentors based on compatibility. Conversations are guided as well as free form (customized) to help women grow their skills, confidence, and recognize their own natural potential. Learn more about our mentorship program.
Beyond our current programming (events, mentorship program), we hope that XX+UX 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 heterogeneity breeds creativity, but change needs to come from within companies themselves and how they think about their own success.
“A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” -Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google
XX+UX aims to build a supportive community that fosters diversity, support, empowerment, and mentorship for women. We stand by a few guidelines around participation:
No matter your gender identity, if you support diversity in tech, you are welcome at our events. Please participate in the conversation, actively listen to the people around you, and share your own stories & encouragement.
XX+UX is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, national identity, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form.
The XX+UX Mentorship Program is dedicated to supporting the careers of women in user experience by helping them to create meaningful connections and build skills that incite success.
We currently have five chapters around the world and are continuing to grow globally. Every chapter features something unique about their culture and location. Check out our chapters!