Girl Geek Dinners were founded by Sarah Lamb in London, UK in 2005, to help promote women working in tech. As a result of her frustration being the only woman at tech events, and being assumed to be a marketing person, today there are 64 chapters in 23 countries, including several in Canada: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
The first KW Girl Geek Dinner took place on May 12, 2011, at the Google Waterloo office, with Ruth Morton from Microsoft speaking on Cloud Computing. Since then we’ve had a variety of speakers on STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), from professors to CEOs, engineers to community managers.
About the Waterloo Region Chapter (2015):
- Our Crusade consists of 5 women that want to make a difference in this Region
- What we do: Collaborate, Inspire, Build
- We host monthly events (except July, August and December) to attractÂ aspiring nerds and fellow geeks to come out to say hi, learn something cool, and support the group
- We partner up with local companies (mainly tech) to promoteÂ regional growth andÂ talents
- We support local organizations through dinner and gift choices
- We work with other groups to build a stronger community
- We do not exclude any genders; maleÂ participants are encouraged to bring out a female colleague
***We have migrated over to Meetup.com. ***