Hey All,

I have been thinking about going into UX/UI Design and I wanted to know is it women of color work in this field (if so I would love to connect and learn how to navigate) or is it a male dominated field? Is it worth it to me to transition into this role? How competitive is the industry?

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Multiple reports have suggested different results. Some say it’s male-dominated and some say it’s more or less equal. I think at least in the US it’s still more male-dominated but more and more women are rising up as we recognise gender should have nothing to do with ability.
No matter who’s dominating the field, you should not be discouraged from getting into the field! It’s currently competitive as a lot of people take boot camps and try to get into this industry for the salary. But I do believe that if you show your passion and actively try to understand and solve users and businesses’ problems, you’re golden.

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Thank you for your insight. It was helpful.

Agreed with the above sentiments. Additionally, having diverse perspectives can make the UX and end products far stronger.
Just be aware, as you’re coming into the field, some organizations talk about UX but don’t practice or prioritize it. In a case like that your unique perspective may be lost.

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Understood. Thanks for your insight.

I have done UX design at two large enterprise companies, in my experience, it is roughly 50% Male / 50% Female.

I currently work at a company with about 30ish UX Designers, about 15 of those designers are female and somewhere between 5-10 are women of color.

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I too have seen a pretty even 50/50 M-F split.

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