Welcome to the next installment of our Get to know... series - where we invite you to learn more about the amazing companies that make up our SHE Certified Community™. This feature highlights Avocademy - an educational platform that helps people change careers into the UX/UI design field. Read more about their important and exciting work below!
Introduce your company!
Avocademy is an educational platform that helps people change careers into the UX/UI design field through an affordable and short curriculum. Our learn-by-doing approach prepares students to enter the job market with real-world experience and a professional portfolio.
What is your mission as a company?
Our mission is to create an accessible and inclusive educational platform that enables anyone to break into the UX/UI field.
"[W]e have experienced in the past gender inequality in the workplace, so we’re working to ensure anyone can break into UX/UI for a more diverse and impactful industry."
Which SHE marks have you been certified for?
SHEruns, SHEmakes, and SHEowns
Why are you proud to be a Certified SHEruns, SHEmakes, and SHEowns company?
Avocademy is a woman-owned, LGBTQ+-led startup. We value passion, creativity, connection, and inclusion. Through these ideals, we strive to create a positive impact for our students, our colleagues, and our industry.
We seek to help underrepresented groups learn essential UX/UI skills and land opportunities in the field. Our student and alumni body is 35% LGBTQ+, 75% racial minorities, and 80% women. We are honored and proud to be a woman-owned/run/creatively-led company, we have experienced in the past gender inequality in the workplace, so we’re working to ensure anyone can break into UX/UI for a more diverse and impactful industry.
In what ways other than gender equity do you think your company is making the world a better place?
Our students also come to Avocademy with a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. By fostering a diverse learning community, we aim to build a more effective and inclusive UX/UI industry.
"By fostering a diverse learning community, we aim to build a more effective and inclusive UX/UI industry."
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Our founder, Maca, decided to make her own UX/UI career pivot. Maca chose to learn UX/UI independently, and she quickly realized how challenging it is to gather these skills without guidance.
After building her own successful UX/UI career, Maca saw an opportunity to make the UX/UI field more diverse. She wanted to create an affordable and accessible platform to help others start their own UX/UI careers – and so, Avocademy was born.
Where can everyone find and connect with Avocademy?