We started life in a Slack community of Product Designers called Triangles, where we created a channel within that for women: Triangirls.
Last August 20 of us met up in a cafe and now, not even a year on, we regularly sell out events, and fill the spaces with approximately 150 women/NB. We've held panels, workshops, and fireside chats covering topics such as, imposter syndrome, confidence and public speaking, sexual wellness and mental health, pay negotiation and leadership.
Our previous speakers have included senior designers from Google, Trainline and Product Hunt, Design managers from Monzo, The CTO of Monzo, Zoe Laughlin (of The BBC’s Big LIfe Fix & ITV’s This Morning) as well as women from our community. Having people speak who our audience can relate to is also really important to us.
We're a welcoming and diverse community, aspiring to inspire women everywhere.
Anna believes that each and every one of us has a voice that needs to be heard.
After being exposed to a negative workplace culture early in her career, she decided to focus on encouraging development, diversity and inclusion, by finding others who shared these goals and who wanted to talk about their experiences.
By meeting and starting discussions with people in similar situations, it became clear that conversations led to a collective to desire to encourage and inspire one another towards greater things.
Triangirls is the product of a shared interest in the improvement of every member’s life, both professionally and personally.
Rachael spent the majority of her career to date being the only woman in the company.
After speaking to other designers about this, she began to realise it's a common occurrence, one too readily accepted as the norm.
What started as asking some women Product Designers to the pub, has rapidly grown and Rachael is so proud to have created a community for women to empower each other to build confidence and ensure we get equal opportunities throughout our careers.