Girl Geeks wanted. Help Needed.

Reading Girl Geek Dinners needs volunteers to help us to keep the group going in 2016. We have big plans but little time to execute them and therefore we need some interested Girl Geeks to become a part of a team and work with us to deliver great events in 2016 and beyond.

You can give a lot or a little of your time. Anything you can do to help us is a brilliant contribution to the Reading Girl Geek Dinners chapter. You will help to grow our community and allow us to continue encouraging women into STEM roles. Your contribution will also help to support women who are currently working in STEM roles and aim to keep them growing in these roles.

We will meet once every few weeks either over coffee, a meal, a drink or Skype if time is tight so we can discuss our events, activities and share tasks. We can always stay in touch over the phone, email or face to face in between those times. It’s about being flexible and enjoying the tasks that we fulfill. It’s also about making new friends and contacts too.

The tasks that we need to fulfill include (to name a few):

  • Locating venues for events
  • Attracting sponsors for events
  • Co-ordinating and promoting events
  • Locating speakers for events and working with them to ensure their talk is a good fit for our group
  • Promoting Girl Geek Dinners via Twitter or Facebook
  • Writing blogs for our website promoting STEM careers
  • Locating Guest Bloggers for our website and working with them to help their blog contributions are a good fit for our group

To be a Reading Girl Geek Dinner team member, you don’t have to work in a STEM career. You simply need to have an interest in meeting other interesting people and having a fun time learning new things and a desire to build a community.

Contact us at for more details.


We look forward to getting Girl Geeky with you.



Reading Girl Geek Dinners event, 30th October 2012, hosted by Symantec


We’re thrilled to announce our next Reading Girl Geek Dinners event which is sponsored by Symantec and will be held at Symantec’s offices in Green Park, Reading.

The event will open at 6.30pm with registration for a 7pm start.


Full Details:

      • Date & Time: Tuesday, 30th October, 2012 @ 6:30pm for a 7pm start
      • End Time: 10:00pm
      • Venue: Symantec, 350 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 6UH.
      • Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners and Symantec
      • Food & Drink: Buffet
      • Subject for the evening: Special Guests and talk subjects to be announced
      • Evenings Agenda: 
        • Registration 6:30pm
        • Start 7pm – Talk/s
        • 8:00pm – buffet and networking
        • 9:00pm – 10:00pm – close



      • Maggie Philbin – Symantec have worked with Maggie over the last 6 months around Teen Tech, and Maggie will join us to talk about Teen Tech and attracting young girls into STEM roles. This also supports a lot of the SWAN and charity work that Symantec and the Girl Geek Dinners movement in the UK carries out.
      • Kate Russell –  A reporter and journalist, Kate Russell started writing about technology, gaming and the Internet in 1995 and now appears weekly on the BBC’s flagship technology programme Click, as well as being a regular on the sofa at ITV’s Daybreak. She writes technology columns for National Geographic Traveller magazine and Web User magazine as well as curating a daily blog at Her first book Working the Cloud: a collection of tips, tricks and online resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs, will be published early next year.
Kate also recently presented at London Girl Geek Dinners and therefore we are delighted that she is available to continue sharing her knowledge and experiences with another chapter of Girl Geek Dinners.
      • Sian John –  Snr Security Advisor, Symantec – Sian will give an overview of the threat landscape
      • Carolyn Herzog – Snr Legal Counsel and chair of SWAN will host the session as a senior female Symantec leader


Capacity: 30 people


Attendees: As ever, boy geeks are welcome to attend if invited by a girl geek although on this occasion we do stress that there are few and limited spaces so more boy geeks = less girl geeks.


If you’d like to attend on 30th October, please sign up via the ‘Click and Register’  button, and we’ll see you at the event!

NOTE: If you are an internal employee of Symantec, please contact your SWAN representatives for registration details. This registration is for non internal Symantec attendees only.
Your SWAN contacts are:
Claire Scull –
Hayley Mowat –
All Non Internal Symantec attendees, please register via the button below…

Eventbrite - Reading Girl Geek Dinners Event, October 30th 2012, hosted by Symantec

Reading Girl Geek Dinners Re-launch event – Wed 30th May, 7pm at Copa, Reading


Girl Geek Dinners are hosting a re-launch event on Wednesday 30th May at Copa,  
76-78A Kings Road, R Reading eading, RG1 3BJ

The event will commence at 6.30pm with some networking and games, a raffle followed by a buffet. We will have some more time for networking after the meal.

The theme of the evening will be “I’m a Girl Geek because…..”. Come and share ideas, get inspiration and meet like-minded people. Remembering that you don’t have to work directly in IT to be a Geek. You just need to have a passion for it so you can share your knowledge and ideas or learn from others at the event. Most of all, this is a social occasion where we can enjoy ourselves.   Full Details:

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, 30th May 2012, 6:30pm for a 7pm start
  • End Time: Late
  • Venue: Copa, Reading
  • Hosted by: Reading Girl Geek Dinners
  • Food & Drink: Buffet (vegetarians catered for); buy your own drinks
  • Subject for the evening: I’m a Girl Geek because…..
  • Format: Reception, Dinner, Conversation, Networking Games, Raffle, Prizes.
  • Capacity: 50 people
  • Attendees: As ever, Boy Geeks are welcome to attend if invited by a Girl Geek.  
  • Cost: As we have been unable to locate a sponsor for this event, we do need to request £9 on entry to cover the cost of the catering for the event which we will collect on the night.
  • Registration for this event will close on 25th May.

If you’d like to attend on 30th May, please sign up via the Register button, and we’ll see you at the event!


Eventbrite - Reading Girl Geek Dinners Re-launch Event