Next month, the third annual She’s Geeky Unconference is being held in Fremont. I copied the description from their eventbrite below, but I also want to say that I went last year and found the connections and discussion really valuable and empowering! It’s highly encouraged to bring your daughters along as well 🙂 All female-identified people in STEM careers and self-identified geeks are welcome.
She’s Geeky – Seattle 2015
Friday & Saturday • April 24 & 25, 2015
Lake Washington Rowing Club (next to Deliotte Digital)
- Doors open at 8:15am each day (ends at 5pm).
- Each day’s agenda will be created between 9am and 10am.
- Space for 40+ one hour conference sessions each day.
- Delicious continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and drinks included.
Who is invited?
Amazing and brilliant women who are working in all aspects of Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math (STEM)— and who self-identify as geeks!
Register today for She’s Geeky !
Welcome to our 3rd annual She’s Geeky Seattle!
Each day begins with group/interactive agenda setting. Feel free to choose which day(s) you’ll come based on your schedule. Choose how many days you attend based on how much community exposure and opportunity you want and need. Every day offers new topics to discover!
You can bring your daughters! We even created a special ticket price for them and encourage their attendence on Saturday. Girls as young as 9 years old have attended She’s Geeky with their mothers, aunts, sisters and/or mentors.
We are actively seeking sponsors! Please email kas for more information. Special thanks to the team at Deloitte Digital for hosting this year’s event!
About She’s Geeky
Without places to re-energize and networks that support them, women who have done the hard work of developing their skills to work in STEM may drop out after just a few years in their field. We want to improve the situation of women in STEM fields, increase retention rates, and create a place for women to discuss the topics that are meaningful to them. Inspiring each other, creating vital networks, and sharing skills are at the core of our events.
Women attending She’s Geeky events find the inspiration necessary to continue on STEM career paths because they are given the opportunity to present their work, discuss critical issues and build peer networks for support.
We work with and promote existing activities and organizations in regions around the country. She’s Geeky is a neutral event that supports connection between different geeky cultures by using a format where the agenda is created live at the event by the women in attendance.
Since the first successful event in 2007, we have hosted 18 events around the country inclusive of women of all ages who self-identify as geeks. We attract women from a broad spectrum of technological specialties, professions, industries, levels of expertise, and across generations.
What is an unConference?
Beginning at 9 AM each day we start with a blank wall and in less than an hour, with facilitator guidance, attendees create a full day, multi-track conference agenda that is relevant and inspiring to everyone who attends. All are welcome to put forward presentations or propose conversations.
If this is an unConference – why does it cost money?
We operate She’s Geeky as a not-for-profit event of PlanetWorks and raise enough funds to cover the expenses of producing a quality event. It takes a combination of sponsorships and ticket sales to cover the costs associated with the event.
Student & Teacher Discount
Get 50% off ticket price with valid student ID — please email kas with your request.
Call for Volunteers
We have a limited number of volunteer spaces available in exchange for tickets — please email kas with your request.
Contact and Follow Us
Our main website is www.shesgeeky.org
If you have any questions you can contact us kas
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