Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The group initially started as part of the Girl Geek Dinners movement, which currently has more than 60 groups in over 20 countries. These events provide a great opportunity for women working in STEM to get together in a relaxed environment, network and meet like-minded people. There have been several successful Girl Geek Dinners in Manchester (UK), working with partners such as the Manchester Science Festival and Barclays Capital.
The Girl Geek Tea Party sessions in Manchester were started in December 2009 as an activity oriented, family friendly addition to the dinners. The workshops are held monthly on Sunday afternoons at MadLab in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and include both hands-on activities such as an introduction to web development and “Build your own PC” sessions, as well as talks on exciting science topics. All workshops are run by volunteers and are free to attend. We encourage people to get involved by helping to organise events or giving presentations in regular “Show and Tell” sessions. While our events are targeted at women and girls, men are welcome to attend if they are coming with a girl geek.
The Manchester Girl Geeks also work with other groups and organisations in Manchester such as the MadLab, Arcspace, the Manchester Science Festival, and the Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA).
Logo & Design
The barcode-logo is based on the original Girl Geek Dinners logo. The website header was lovingly crafted by Angie Chan and shows a few of Manchester’s famous buildings and landmarks. The colour we use was officially named ‘pinky purple’.