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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 August 1, 2022

Project Description

According to the 2019 AIGA Design Census, 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 grown into a community-led platform of 200+ diverse UX practitioners.

Were proud to be:

  • Mission-driven

  • Bootstrapped

  • Powered by our community

 

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

  • Community: Together, our members exchange resources and uncover new ways to excel in their careers in UX and digital product design. This includes our career-focused community empowering women of color in UX Design.
  • Events: We host virtual events where our community can come together to participate in informative hands-on workshops, access webinar Q&As with UX professionals and exclusive panel events with UX design and research teams.
  • Coaching: Our coaching services are committed to leveling the playing field for diverse junior UX talent. This includes an 8-week career accelerator, one-on-one career strategy sessions, and on-demand lessons to help you complete your UX portfolio.

 

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OUR IMPACT SO FAR

In the two years of launching UX HER, we have already brought together nearly 300 diverse UX practitioners within UX and digital product design and our social reach is over 3k+ followers across all accounts! 

We've collaborated with dozens of brands for events, including LinkedIn, Deloitte, Amazon Web Services, and Target. 

And our coaching clients have secured roles at Google, IBM, Twitter, PayPal, and many more. 

 

GROWING UX HER

Growing UX HER will be a group effort, and that’s why we now have a team to support our ecosystem.

This means we can bring even more impactful tools and resources to our community long after our events. For example, we are preparing resources to empower individuals looking to transition into UX and digital product design. We are building a pipeline for junior UX talent to get hands-on experience working on real projects for their portfolio. And we are expanding our programming to corporations to promote equitable anti-racist work environments.

We recognize the need for these resources beyond our community platform, and we’re excited to expand our reach by growing our team.

 

WHY CROWDFUNDING?

There are clear barriers to women, especially black women and women of color 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 black-owned business, we are crowdfunding due to these disparities.

Crowdfunding is a way to call upon our community and allies to gain the support needed to continue growing and expanding the UX HER mission.  Above all else, we pay people fairly for the time and energy working with us. The highest cost in producing our experience is the people, everyone from our guest speakers, social media team, community leads, and coaches. We are very 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 next generation of digital product designers and researchers.

 

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US

  1. Contribute what you can! We encourage purchasing one of our rewards and joining our amazing online community. 
  2. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with new events and offerings. 
  3. Share our campaign on social. You can find us on Instagram at @weareuxher.

 

Beyond this campaign, we’re searching for partners and sponsors to continue to work with so that we build lasting relationships beyond Zoom. If you’re interested in sponsoring a future coaching cohort, please contact nandi@uxher.com

 

THE UX HER TEAM

  • Nandi Manning, Founder + UX Career Coach
  • Crystal M Pee, Senior Consultant
  • Touré Clark, Social Media Manager
  • Nichole Nicholas, Community Lead
  • Venessa Onwuchekwa, Community Lead 

 

Thank you for your support! 

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02/13/2022
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02/03/2022
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11/10/2021
UX HER Limited Edition Crewneck
$200
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05/20/2021
UX HER Limited Edition T-shirt
$50
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04/25/2021
UX HER Laptop Sticker
$25
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Event Supporter
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Event Supporter
$100
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UX HER™ Laptop Sticker

Includes: 

  • UX HER™ Laptop Sticker

  • A special shoutout in our community newsletter

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75.00 USD
UX HER™ Crewneck

Includes: 

  • UX HER™ Crewneck

  • UX HER™ Laptop Sticker

  • A special shoutout in our community newsletter

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Rewards

10.00 USD
UX HER™ Laptop Sticker

Includes: 

  • UX HER™ Laptop Sticker

  • A special shoutout in our community newsletter

0 Supporters
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75.00 USD
UX HER™ Crewneck

Includes: 

  • UX HER™ Crewneck

  • UX HER™ Laptop Sticker

  • A special shoutout in our community newsletter

0 Supporters
None available