Ladies that UX Washington DC is a network of professionals focused on providing a supportive environment for women and marginalized groups working in all areas of User Experience Design. Our chapter focus is on building relationships, career development, and community learning. From the curious newbie to the seasoned pro, people with all levels of experience are welcome to join our chapter and attend our events. 

Meet Our Team

Rachel Max
Chapter Lead

Catalina Castro
Event Team Lead

Tiffany Burnett
Events Team Support

Adriana Castaneda
Social Team Lead

Kadisha R.Conteh
Social Team Lead

Mwika Kankwenda
Social Team Support

Fiorella Geedi
Mentorship Program Lead

Brooke Scarborough
Mentorship Program Lead

Kuhoo Rattan
Book Club Lead

Sophia Finster
Book Club Lead

Erica Lester
Book Club Support

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Ladies That UX DC Book Club

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Join us to discuss Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design by Kat Holmes on Wednesday, September 13th at 6pm ET to discuss the first five chapters of the book. We’ll be meeting twice (using Google Meet) to chat about the book, dividing the first and second halves of the book into two discussions.

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Recent Events

Demystifying UX Research: an AMA with Michele Ronsen

Join us on Wednesday, August 23rd from 7-8pm EST for an Ask Me Anything session with Michele Ronsen, founder and CEO of Curiosity Tank. Learn more about the importance of user research and get tips on gathering and sharing data to create better products. Register HERE.

Let’s go for a hike

On Sunday, May 21st we hiked into Rock Creek Park for a couple of hours of exercise, air, and bonding. Several members bought their fur friends! 

Call for Volunteers!

On Monday, May 1st we held a meeting for prospective volunteers. In order to continue to our monthly events and to expand our offerings to support our growing group, we’d like to implement a tiered volunteer structure. We discussed roles we are looking to fill, what is involved, and how to make an impact in your local LTUX Chapter and UX community.

Womxn, UX and The Art of Holding Space

On March 30th, 2023 we celebrated Womxn’s History Month with a talk by Jeneen Piccuirro where she discussed the power of holding space for womxn communities, how we can apply space holding techniques in UX work, and why wellness is important for our creativity and careers.

Fundraising, Networking, & Brainstorming Brunch

Saturday, February 18th from 11:30am – 2:30pm. The $40 per ticket cost includes all food and beverages. Leftover funds will be used to enhance a future event. Attendance is limited to 16 people so grab your ticket today! 

Our First Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Bash

We had a great time at the Dew Drop Inn with sweater prizes, laughter, and end of year stress relief. We look forward to doing another one next year.

Fall Talk Series – UX Bootcamp to VP: How to Navigate a Career Transition

Laurie Breen went from General Assembly UX Design bootcamp to Vice President of Human Centered Design at agencyQ less than 3 years. She shared the lessons she learned along the way about maximizing opportunities, framing past work experiences, recovering from missteps, and setting yourself apart. We also celebrated by introducing Rachel Max as our newest Chapter Co-Lead!

Fall LTUX Networking Event @ Wundergarten 

Our UX networking events are great to form new relationships and get mentorship from people just starting out to VP-level UXers.

Summer LTUX Networking Event @ Dacha

After a long 6 year hiatus and COVID, we finally had our first in-person networking event! It was amazing to see so many new faces and to re-introduce new leadership, Emilie Romero, who will be serving as DC’s Ladies That UX Chapter Lead.