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Well with Women in Technology sponsoring our 5th London Girl Geek Dinner and Helen Duguid speaking, the event seems to have mushroomed out and hit London by storm!  So far we have 110 people signed up to the event and almost all of them are females.  It's amazing that so many women are in IT and are meeting up and chatting about life, technology and all things geeky!

It does make me wonder how big Girly Geek Dinners will get.  Just recently I have been in touch with someone in Nottingham who asked if they can do a Nottingham Girl Geek Dinner... Go for it!!! Look out for the details of that event here.

I do wonder if schools will start to do this sort of thing for getting younger females interested in technology.  Maybe invite an industry leader to a school and get them to talk about their experiences etc.  I think it would be great to see more women going into the sciences and technical subjects at school and university.

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 11:08 PM London Girl Geek Dinners | Back to top


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Excellent, girl geekdinner spreads outwards.

It would be great to see teenagers getting into the whole geekdinner idea generally. How we can spark this trend is still beyond me.
Left by Ian Forrester on Apr 17, 2006 5:39 PM

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Maybe you will find your women in IT role model in this group. I think Gillian Kent (MSN UK MD) will come to this event? There are a few women I think you might like to invite - Judy Gibbons at Accel Partners, Penny Power from Ecademy, Fru Hazlett MD Virgin Radio, Dawn Charles from "A women's Place" http://awp.ecademy.com/

Two quick thoughts. Interesting to note on the wiki how many women have J in there MBTI and only one has a P. Women being judgemental surely not ;-)

On a more serious point GGD may well one day replace the worn out Women's Institute. Gillian has done a lot of work in getting IT into schools and would be very interested in talking to you about it.
Left by Sam Sethi on Apr 18, 2006 6:19 PM

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Congratulations Sarah - it's going to be quite a scrum. I look forward to reading about it.
Left by john dodds on Apr 19, 2006 12:21 PM

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Dear Sarah,

Thanks for the academic link- very useful!. I'm setting up a service to make science and technology more inclusive and accessible as well as improve its public perception. If you're interested and think you could help me with some much needed technology advice that would be great!
Left by Sarah on Apr 26, 2006 9:08 AM

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