Bath Girl Geek Dinners
Who we are
We are a group of girls who regularly meet up over an informal dinner to share ideas and discuss the latest developments in the tech industry. Our Girl Geek Dinners are open to all* females interested and working in tech. Our members range from students to established professionals – all with one common goal – to help and support other females in the STEM industries by sharing ideas, information and connections.
Why we were set up
Bath Girl Geek Dinners were set up in 2012 by Parm Dlay, Operations Manager at Bath Innovation Centre, to help to inspire more females to get involved in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) industries by providing connections, information and resources. Bath Girl Geeks are a branch of the original Girl Geek movement established by Sarah Lamb in 2005.
The format of our dinners
Our meet ups consist of dinner (or brunch – if a weekend meet up), inspirational speakers (who have been there and done it), free workshops to help you enhance your tech skills or take initial steps into the tech world and that all important networking time – to give you the opportunity to network with peers and other professionals.
The Girl Geek Legacy
The original Girl Geek Dinner concept was founded in 2005 as a result of girl geek Sarah Lamb‘s frustration about being one of the only females attending technical events and being asked to justify why she was there by her male counterparts. She decided that she wanted this to change and to be treated just the same as any other geek out there, gender and age aside.
The Main Vision
The long term vision of these events is to bring Geek (or if necessary Girl Geek) Dinners into schools, colleges and universities around the world to encourage people to embrace their passion for technology and to explore what they can do with it.
* Attendees must be 18 years or older. Male attendees must be invited by and attend with a current Girl Geek member.