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Dinner #20 on May 16, 2013

Light a Fire with IGNITE!

Seattle Girl Geek Dinners and IGNITE are excited to partner in our first fundraising event to support IGNITE’s mission: to educate and increase exposure of STEM related careers to young girls.

IGNITE™(Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution) is a nonprofit educational program that addresses the lack of women in STEM related careers. Originally launched in the Seattle School District, IGNITE’s program connects school-age girls to professional women in STEM careers who act as role models and mentors. IGNITE’s founder, Cathi Rodgveller (M.S. Ed.), has been recognized multiple times for her inspirational work including the Anita Borg’s Social Impact Award in 2012 and the Women’s eNews “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” in 2009. Since 1999, IGNITE has grown from a local presence in Seattle Public Schools to internationally with chapters as far away as Nigeria. With Cathi’s leadership and hundreds of volunteers, IGNITE has touched the lives of over 20,000 girls.

Seattle Girl Geek Dinners community and IGNITE have formed a partnership to achieve the following:

Volunteerism: Increase the number of mentors and event volunteers for IGNITE programs
Company sponsorship: To seek financial endorsement from corporations for IGNITE programs to continue to grow and make an impact at a local and international level

It is our job, as a community to increase the the representation of women in STEM and support educational programs that inspire the next generation of women on the career options available to them in the fields of science and engineering.

Please join us for an evening of networking and fun, as we tour the Microsoft museum and hear the founder of IGNITE, Cathi Rodgveller, discuss the IGNITE mission, program, and how we, as a local women’s community can impact the future of women in STEM related careers. We’ll even hear directly from the IGNITE Alumni! Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Thank you to PACE Staffing for sponsoring this event and making this fundraiser possible!

Date: May 16, 2013

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Microsoft Visitor Center, Building 92

15010 NE 36th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #20

Dinner #19 on May 9, 2013

Hello Seattle Girl Geeks!

Great news — Capital One ShareBuilder is hosting our 19th Girl Geek Event on Thursday, May 9, 6–8 p.m.

This Girl Geek Event will focus on how ShareBuilder makes investing and saving for retirement straightforward and affordable. And they’ve come up with some pretty innovative ways to do it, including a customizable iPad® app that they built from the ground up. Plus, ShareBuilder’s website ranked #1 in design and usability among online brokerages in 2011 by Corporate Insight*.

So if you’ve ever felt intimidated by investing or have ever wondered how “investing” and “tech innovation” could go together in the same sentence, sign up for an evening of food, drinks, interactive demos and friendly conversation.

The event will be held in ShareBuilder’s offices, located in Pioneer Square’s historic Seattle Hardware Company building. Want to join us? Register now on Eventbrite and mark your calendar.

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #19

When: Thursday, May 09, 2013
Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
6:00-6:30: Networking
6:30-7:00: Panel discussion: How we get a product from concept to market at ShareBuilder
7:00-8:00: More networking, interact with our newest web, tablet and phone apps.

* #1 broker website for design and usability as ranked by Corporate Insight’s 2011 website study of 19 of the investment industry’s well-known retail brokerages. This comprehensive benchmarking study graded sites on 300+ attributes, using a 4-point scale of predefined criteria. In addition, the study used investor opinions (gathered in 1,000 interviews in April 2011) about the importance of site features to weight the grades for each attribute.
Securities products are offered by Capital One ShareBuilder, Inc. a registered broker-dealer and Member FINRA/SIPC. Capital One ShareBuilder, Inc. is a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation.

Securities products are: Not FDIC insured • Not bank guaranteed • May lose value

New Partnership with IGNITE

Hi all!

I have a few exciting announcements this morning …

First, i would like to announce our partnership with Ignite!

IGNITE is a Seattle based non-profit organization with a 14 year history of exposing young girls to the possibilities represented by STEM careers. IGNITE offers an affordable, community based, multifaceted approach to STEM education – providing toolkits and curriculum which allow educators across the globe to replicate the successful model that thrives in Seattle Public Schools.

Ignite will be offering volunteering opportunities for our community. So, if you are interested, please email me for more details! We will also be having an Ignite fund raiser event in May, so stay tuned for details.

Lastly, I would like to announce a new SGGD leader, Adjua Dupree. Adjua will be driving some of our philanthropy events and programs, and will also be involved in planning general community events. Welcome Adjua! A big thank you for stepping up to help grow our community!