Advice for women in tech from Girl Geeks: Don't play it safe, prep questions, start doing
On Thursday, September 26, KPCC's Crawford Family Forum welcomed Girl Geek Dinners for food, drink, and nerdy conversation.
Girl Geek Dinners aims to bring together women from the tech community worldwide. The brainchild of Sarah Lamb who founded Girl Geek Dinners in London in 2005 as a way to connect with like-minded female peers, Los Angeles chapter has been connecting geek girls since 2011. The organization promotes women in technology by creating a space in which women can learn, exchange ideas and find a supportive community among highly accomplished peers.
Watch the program as it focuses on the impact of technology on media and career, leadership, and the current state of girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Drawing on their work and personal experiences, the panelists explore questions of what is currently being done to promote girls and women in STEM careers and leadership positions, how the media has portrayed girls and women, and what the future looks like.
Angie Chang, Director of Growth at Hackbright Academy and founder of the Girl Geek Dinners' Bay Area chapter
Stacey Ferreira, Entrepreneur, Founder of mySocialCloud
Jan Sanders, Director of Libraries and Information Services for the City of Pasadena
Talulah Riley, Actress/Writer and Ambassador of The Prince's Trust
Alex Schaffert, Director of Digital Media for KPCC, Southern California Public Radio
Skylar Jackson, Communication & Program Director, Entertainment Industries Council
Andy Wilson, Founder of Rexter and Innovate Pasadena