About 3 years ago I left a job in the YFM newsroom to explore “corporate”. In order to feed my creative hunger I started hosting a radio show on EuroTrashMusic (an online radio station). During my time on ETM I started moulding my show as a means to promote women in technology and the digital space. During my searches for rad stuff to speak to listeners about I came across two very interesting women:
Kirsty Sharman & Leigh-Anne Fowle.
Kirsty not only works at a cutting edge digital agency but she also has one of the best blogs you’ll ever read (but I’m biased, superheroes are kind of my thing). Leigh is an entrepreneur, mom and impressive content creator who had the bright idea to introduce the Girl Geek Dinners to Johannesburg.
So what are the Girl Geek Dinners?
I got the chance to chat to Leigh on ETM and, at the time, she was able to sum up these dinners rather well. They happen all over the world but can find their roots in the UK. Sarah Lamb was tired of being in the minority at tech events and constantly having to “prove” her metal. She started the Girl Geek Dinners as a way for women in technology and digital to get together to network, have fun, empower and uplift one another.
Kirsty & Leigh bought the dinners to Johannesburg and let me tell you they’re something special. I’ve been to a few and I love them. You get a delicious three course meal at one of the city’s hotspots, a chance to listen to great women speak on things they’re passionate about, complementary wine for the evening and when you leave you receive a fantastic goodie bag like none you’ll ever see.
The next dinner is happening on the 10th of April at 18:30 at The Grill House in Sandton. Guest speakers include the incredible founders themselves as well as Tess Sulaman who works at Rocketseed South Africa (which specialises in email media: marketing, CRM & Consultative services).
Tickets are R170. They’re also sold out.
This is where Tech Girl comes in. It’s technically our one week “birthday” so we thought what better way to celebrate then to give you and a friend the chance to attend the dinner.
That’s right, we’ve got two tickets to give away to one lucky reader.
It’s really easy to enter. We’ve given you three very simple options – either/or will get your name in the draw:
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter (input your email into the top right hand bar on the site)
Follow @TechGirlZA on twitter and tweet the following:
I’d love to go to @ggdjhb courtesy of @TechGirlZA: http://goo.gl/DTUH0b
Like our Facebook page here and write the following on the wall:
“I’d love to go to the Girl Geek Dinner this week. Pick me.”
This competition is closed. Congrats to Tammy Wade Perry!