Event: The Future of Women in Technology

DRAFT- Woman 4_0 Event

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GirlGeekChic Presents: An evening with leading women in technology in partnership with the BBC Academy

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GirlGeekChic presents an evening with leading Women in Technology at the House of Lords, London in partnership with BBC Academy. During the evening you will hear from industry experts about their respective technical roles and gain insight into the career challenges they face being a woman in technology. Hear how to be career savvy, find the right mentor for you and understand the importance of diversity as well as how to achieve that ‘elusive’ work/life balance.

Following an introduction from event host Nikki Moore, technologist and founder of award winning technology and gadgets site www.girlgeekchic.com, you will hear from our expert speakers;

Maggie van’t Hoff, General Manager, Retail IT, Shell, ‘Leader of the Year for Women in Technology’ and ‘Working Mums Champion’ Finalist 2013.

Marina Kalkanis, Head of Media Services, BBC Future Media Platform, a leading technologist within the BBC.

Vanessa Vallely, founder of www.wearethecity.com and author of ‘Heels of Steel’ her first book tracking her impressive career as a corporate woman in a man’s world.

Drinks and canapes will be served throughout the evening. After the final presentation there will be a panel discussion with all of our speakers and an opportunity for networking during the event.

For more details please contact nikki@girlgeekchic.com

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Event: Regent Tweet 23rd June

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I’m very excited this year to be invited to participate in Regent Tweet.

The Regent Tweet website describes the event as follows.

“Regent Tweet is an experiential shopping and lifestyle event for women that engages Regent Street’s fashion and lifestyle shops, bars and restaurants with online influencers. The itinerary includes lectures at the Apple Store, workshops and many opportunities to receive complimentary products and experiences. The SWAROVSKI CRYSTALLIZED™ Lounge and Concept Store will serve as the Regent Tweet Hub, where you can tweet and blog to your heart’s content and relax.”

I’m looking forward the starting the day with a free pastry at Tibits, hoping to be one of the lucky girls to get a free pair of sandals at Ugg and taking part in a cupcake masterclass at Whole Foods.

Will it all work out this way on the day? Follow the hash tag #regenttweet or check back on www.girlgeekchic.com on Sunday to find out!

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Event: NY Tech Day April 2012

NY TECH DAY a revolutionary one-day expo created specifically for New York City-based tech startups, is confirmed for Thursday, April 19, 2012 in the Flatiron District. In line with the openness of the NY tech community, Tech Day is free to attend.

Exhibiting startups will have an unprecedented chance to gain exposure, publicity, talent and—of course—funding. The event will boast top companies, investors, a roster of tech speakers and industry press.

Over 200 startups are expected to showcase their companies, celebrating the best of the burgeoning New York tech community. Additionally, students from many of the top east coast universities will be amongst those in attendance – seeking opportunities to meet and interact with the city’s best and brightest innovators.

NY Tech Day is formatted in two parts: the “Expo” and the “Award Ceremony”.

The Expo will run from 10:00am – 4:00pm, and give exhibiting startups the chance to meet members of the tech community head-on, including investors, other prominent startups, potential hires, early adopters, and members of the press.

The Award Ceremony, held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, will include a state of the NY Tech Community discussion as well as the much-anticipated prize presentations. The Peoples’ Choice Startup winner will also have the opportunity to demo in front of the whole tech community.


While attendance is free, space is limited. To register to attend NY Tech Day and for general information, please visit NYTechDay.com.To register as an exhibiting startup or for more info about the benefits of exhibiting, contact outreach@nytechday.com.

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Contact outreach@nytechday.com.

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Event: London Girl Geek Dinners reaches the Big Five!

Have you ever heard of London Girl Geek Dinners?  What started as an organisation comprising of a few women passionate about tech has blossomed into a worldwide network of “dinners” from New Zealand through to Toronto and now the home of that movement – London – is turning 5 years old!

London Girl Geek Dinners is all about inspiring more girls to get into tech, more women to stay in tech and more not-currently-techie women to get involved. We run events in high schools, in businesses and in pubs with inspirational women and men talking about technology in its varied forms. Whether discussing using computerised techniques in creating manga or digital cows, London Girl Geek Dinners appeals to a wide range of people.

OK so what’s happening as we turn 5 ? We are hosting an event at Google HQ on August 4th –  they are our main sponsor. They will be feeding us and giving us goodie bags. Perfect! The wine has been supplied by Dinastia Vivanco and in the goodie bags we have lovely goodies from Green & Blacks, VitaminWater and Juniper Networks. We’ve also got raffle prizes including LGGD sweatshirts and all money from the raffle will go to helping us to gain charitable status. Speakers at the event include Sarah Gordon from Google and Sue Black.

Excited? I’m sure you are.  Want to be a member? I’m sure you do. Just pop over to www.groups.google.com/group/london-girl-geek-dinners/ and sign up for free! Woo hoo!

We’ve grown from just a handful of members to close to 1,000 and have helped members find new jobs, make new friends, discover hidden talents and find the inspiration to start their own businesses. From lifehacking to the work life balance to mobile gaming, London Girl Geek Dinners has covered a lot of ground with their members. Go on you know you want to.

For more details check out www.londongirlgeekdinners.co.uk

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