Girl Geek Dinners

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Girl Geek Dinners is an informal organisation that promotes women in the information technology industry,[1] with 64 established chapters in 23 countries.[2] The organization was founded in London, United Kingdom, by Sarah Lamb (née Blow), who realized how under-represented women are at information technology events after attending a Geek Dinner in 2005.[3]

Chapters organise local events featuring both female and male speakers with mostly female attendees. As the name suggests, it is like a Geek Dinner but with one significant rule: men can only attend as invited guests of women, ensuring that women will never be outnumbered by men at events.

A typical event is an informal dinner, followed by one or more presentations by featured speakers.


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  1. ^ Saini, Angela (22 October 2008), "Girls geek out over dinner", BBC News, BBC, retrieved 10 April 2010
  2. ^ "Girl Geek Dinners website". Archived from the original on 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2010-04-01.
  3. ^ "Girl Geeks — turning IT stereotypes on their head". Computer Weekly. Reed Business Information. 18 February 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2010.

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