It’s hard to find camaraderie in the workplace and even harder to find strong female bonds in a male-dominated industry. But, when it happens, it’s not only great for your work, but it’s also great for strengthening your interpersonal skills and outlook on work in general.
The Sixbees formed when we began standing around each other’s cubicles chatting about the designs we were working on, gathering feedback from each other, and sharing insights we had on our current clients. We also began working with each other on any and all miscellaneous duties and even the occasional freelance project. What we found was that each of us approached things differently because we all came from various different backgrounds from our education and work experience. Learning from each other was helpful and therapeutic, especially because design can sometimes be isolating.
It’s hard to find camaraderie in the workplace and even harder to find strong female bonds in a male-dominated industry.
Eventually, like with any modern-day, millennial job, and, in an effort to grow our careers, we all gravitated toward new positions and companies. That’s why we started Sixbees. We wanted to help us retain that level of creative hashing. But now, through talking about our new workplaces and projects, we want to share what women in our industry go through and, specifically, how much they kick ass.