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Thursday, October 9 • 15:00 - 15:45
Building a community of tech savvy women - the Girl Geek Dinners JHB story

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Building a community of tech savvy women - the Girl Geek Dinners JHB story

There has been a lot of talk about the lack of women in the tech space. Enter Girl Geek Dinners JHB. Founded by Leigh-Ann Fowle in 2011, these events have connected a community of like-minded women in the tech and digital fields. From humble beginnings, the movement gets 120 ladies per event and it has been sold out each time. What are the lessons learnt from building this amazing community? How can you harness this power in your own environment? And how does this encourage more women to enter the field?

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Leigh-Ann Fowle

Founder, Girl Geek Dinners
Leigh-Ann is the founder of Girl Geek Dinners in Johannesburg and of The Written Word, a marketing and communications agency. Leigh-Ann decided to start Girl Geeks after finding that there was a lack of networking opportunities for tech-savvy women. Girl Geek Dinners have been extremely... Read More →
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Kirsty Sharman

CEO, Retromedia
Kirsty is currently CEO of RetroMedia, a company that specialises in online media planning. For Kirsty, digital is a way of life. Without her gadgets, she would be lost. With this fascination, it was only a matter of time before Kirsty become involved with Girl Geeks. Since joining... Read More →

Thursday October 9, 2014 15:00 - 15:45 SAST
Room 3 Sci Bono
  Community Activism

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