Girl Geek Dinners are looking for funding for a range of projects including the ones detailed below. If you would like to support our work please donate your time, experience and insight or donate to our cause by using the donate button on the right side panel!
Tell your story
Do you have an inspirational story about technology that you would like to get out there? Why not submit your story to the GirlyGeekdom site and share your knowledge & experience. If you would like to write regularly then why not become one of our volunteer writers and regularly inspire women and girls into the IT sector.
We are looking for women writers who have a passion for science, technology and engineering to join our volunteer team or individuals who just have a single article that they are itching to put out there.
Inspire women into Technology
How can you make a difference in the IT sector? The lack of women and girls entering the IT sector or showing an interest in ICT, Computing or even Maths is a broad indicator of a wider problem. That is the perception of IT in general as a boring, dull subject only suitable for people holed up in cubicles not allowed to communicate with one another.
Fortunately the IT sector really isn’t really like that and the choice of roles is vast. The perception in the media is such that you would think IT was a job and not a profession! We need to change that! We need to show the vast array of roles in the IT sector and show what amazing things happen as a result of the work of those professionals working in it.
Quite simply the IT industry is awesome! An entire economy is built upon technology created in the last 40 years! We need to get this across to young people and especially young girls who don’t see many amazing tech role models in the media. This is where you come in! As a parent, as a teacher, as an IT professional! It is everyone’s role to show what this industry is really all about. Let’s stop messing about arguing over whether there is an issue and start making a difference! If we don’t then economies built upon technology will falter with a lack of skilled professionals.
We have been collecting a series of videos of inspirational women (and men) in the IT sector finding out what got them into the tech industry and what their favourite toy was as a child. Currently we have enough footage for an initial series of video’s to be launched but would like a launch sponsor that we could associate with these awesome video’s. If you would like to be involved in this initiative as an inspirational woman, sponsor or would like to edit or film some of these in different locations then get in touch!
Mentor a Girl Geek!
We have a site where we are featuring girl geeks who would like to be mentored from around the world. If you have a bit of experience and would like to help a girl geek to find her feet and encourage her to be the best that she can be then get in touch. Mentors don’t have to be female but they do have to be really good at inspiring and encouraging females who are looking to have a career in the IT sector! If this sounds like you then pop over to our mentoring pages: http://mentor.girlgeekdinners.com/
We would like to upgrade this platform but need your support and funds to do this. Please help with this mission by donating either your time and technical experience or make a donation to help fund this work.
Visual Identity at Events
Our members would like to be able to identify each other at technical events so that they know that they have something in common that will help start conversations at events. The current thinking is a pin badge with the Girl Geek Dinner logo. These ladies don’t want to be confused as marketers or booth babes and want to show that they are technical and approachable. If you are interested in funding this project then please do get in touch!
So that you can find Girl Geeks from our network across events we are working on an online blog badge as well… Look out for details of this coming soon!