In June, I attended the inaugural Toronto Girl Geek Dinner. Over thirty women in Toronto technology gathered to connect, share ideas and hear guest speaker Sandy Kemsley. When I returned from the event I was buzzing from exposure to so many passionate women from the Toronto technology community coming together in one place. It made for an outstanding night.
The idea for Girl Geek Dinners started in London and was brought to Toronto by social media dynamo, Maggie Fox. Providing a welcoming atmosphere to make technology accessible and interesting to everyone, particularly women makes a lot of sense to us, so we decided to sponsor the second Toronto Girl Geek Dinner on September 19. The speaker for the dinner is Leila Boujnane, CEO of Id√©e Inc. – who like us is passionate about technology and the potential of the ‘net.
For more details about the event, visit the official Toronto Girl Geek Dinner blog. To sign up, please visit the wiki. Students take note, there are 25 sponsored spots for female students to attend, network, mingle, connect, and of course, enjoy a nice meal!
Thanks to Rosie Sherry of the Brighton Girl Geek Dinners for sharing her awesome logo.