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UX HER, Empowering Women of Color in UX Design

We empower women of color in UX Design with the tools, resources, and community to jumpstart and grow their careers.

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Campaign Ends on April 1, 2022

Project Description

Only 3% of designers in 2019 were Black/African-American.

Expanding diversity and inclusion in UX and digital product design is the only way forward.

UX HER is a career development organization that empowers women of color in UX Design with the tools, resources, and community to jumpstart and grow their careers.

Through a supportive online network, hands-on workshops, and e-learning opportunities, we help women of color navigate their careers and find community in the field of UX and digital product design.

Founded by Nandi Manning, UX HER started as a small Slack channel in 2020 and has since grown into a community-led online presence.

Were proud to be:

  • Mission-driven

  • Bootstrapped

  • Powered by our community

UX HER provides the resources to make such a change by providing:

  • an online community where our members are exchanging resources, learning new strategies, and uncovering new ways to excel in their UX careers. This includes a career-focused online community and access to our monthly workshop series.
  • webinars and virtual events where our members can come together to participate in informative hands-on workshops led by industry experts and access exclusive panel interviews with seasoned UX practitioners. 
  • our group mentorship program is helping UX bootcamp graduates apply and secure their first role. This includes an 8-week online program, weekly office hours, and access to downloadable templates and resources.
UX HER Dashboard

 

OUR IMPACT SO FAR

In the first year of launching UX HER, we have brought together a community-led network with diverse members within UX and digital product design. Our programming and workshops have assisted in our members garnering jobs at Google, PayPal, Twitter, and more. 

 

GROWING UX HER

Beyond this campaign, we’re searching for diverse UX practitioners to help lead our monthly workshop series and brand partners to continue to work with. If you’re interested in partnering with us, make sure you check out some of our higher-tier rewards. Also, visit our site so we can personally connect with you and work with you in the future: https://www.uxher.com/getinvolved 

WHY CROWDFUNDING?

There are clear barriers to women, especially women of color (WOC), when it comes to fundraising. As of 2019, women of color account for 50% of all women-owned businesses and generate $422.5 billion in revenue for the economy. Yet, out of $85 Billion in VC funding last year, WOC only received less than 1%. As a WOC-owned business, we are crowdfunding due to these disparities.

Crowdfunding is a way to call upon our community and allies in order to gain the support needed to continue to grow and expand the UX HER mission. 

Above all else, we believe in paying people fairly for the time and energy they put into working with us. The biggest cost in producing our experience is the people, everyone from the guest speakers, facilitators, and mentors. We are intentional about the people and brands we collaborate with. 

You are not only investing in the future of UX HER but in the future of the UX and digital product design industry. 

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER, NANDI MANNING

Image of Nandi Manning, Founder of UX HER

 

UX HER Founder, Nandi Manning, is a User Experience Designer with 5 years of experience
bringing digital products to market. Upon entering the design industry in 2017, Nandi soon
realized that none of her teammates looked like her or shared her lived experiences. She found it challenging to navigate her career in user experience design alone. Not knowing other women of color
in her profession, she started searching for other women of color in her industry online. All of
the women she came in contact with yearned for the same thing: community. With this need, she
created UX HER.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US?

  1. Contribute what you can! Purchase one of the rewards to support our campaign.
  2. Follow us on social media to keep up-to-date with new events and campaign updates. You can find us on Instagram at @weareuxher
  3. Share our campaign on social media. 

THE UX HER TEAM

  • Nandi Manning, Founder of UX HER
  • Chasity Crosby, Community Manager 
  • Touré Clark, Copywriter 

 

We thank you for your support!

Updates

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Frequently Asked Questions:

For inquiries please email contact@uxher.com.

We'll add questions to this section as we receive them! 

 

Kiyana Cherry
05/20/2021
UX HER Limited Edition T-shirt
$50
Charlene Morono
04/25/2021
UX HER Laptop Sticker
$25
03/14/2021
Event Supporter
$100
03/05/2021
Event Supporter
$100
02/11/2021
Monetary Contribution
$5
Grace
02/10/2021
Event Supporter
$100
Blakely Scott
02/09/2021
Event Sponsor
$500
Katie Yarnold
02/08/2021
UX HER Laptop Sticker
$25
Henri Haizel
02/06/2021
Event Supporter
$100
Tesha Richardson
02/05/2021
UX HER Limited Edition T-shirt
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
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10.00 USD
Digital Thank You

Show your support for UX HER! We re so grateful for your contribution to our campaign.

Includes:

  • digital wallpaper to show your support
  • special shoutout in our community newsletter
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25.00 USD
UX HER Laptop Sticker

Enjoy a UX HER sticker for your laptop, notebook, or tumbler.

Includes:

  • UX HER laptop sticker
  • digital wallpaper to show your support
  • special shoutout in our community newsletter
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9 Supporters
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50.00 USD
UX HER Limited Edition T-shirt

Support UX HER in style.

Includes:

  • UX HER limited edition t-shirt
  • digital wallpaper to show your support
  • special shoutout in our community newsletter
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4 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Event Sponsor

This reward is perfect for business owners looking to show their support by becoming an official sponsor of UX HER.

Includes: 

  • UX HER limited edition t-shirt
  • listed as an official sponsor of UX HER on our website
  • receive priority access to all future webinars and virtual events to meet guest speakers and the UX HER team
  • special shoutout in our community newsletter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Digital Thank You

Show your support for UX HER! We re so grateful for your contribution to our campaign.

Includes:

  • digital wallpaper to show your support
  • special shoutout in our community newsletter
73 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
UX HER Laptop Sticker

Enjoy a UX HER sticker for your laptop, notebook, or tumbler.

Includes:

  • UX HER laptop sticker
  • digital wallpaper to show your support
  • special shoutout in our community newsletter
191 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
UX HER Limited Edition T-shirt

Support UX HER in style.

Includes:

  • UX HER limited edition t-shirt
  • digital wallpaper to show your support
  • special shoutout in our community newsletter
121 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Event Sponsor

This reward is perfect for business owners looking to show their support by becoming an official sponsor of UX HER.

Includes: 

  • UX HER limited edition t-shirt
  • listed as an official sponsor of UX HER on our website
  • receive priority access to all future webinars and virtual events to meet guest speakers and the UX HER team
  • special shoutout in our community newsletter
33 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward