Category Archives: Dinners

Scheduled Dinners

Dinner #60 on June 14, 2018

Hello Seattle Girl Geeks! Expedia is the proud sponsor for our 58th dinner. “Find your Voice, and Be Better Every Day” will be the topics of discussion for the evening. Join us in our Seattle office for an evening of authentic discussion, candid Q&A, and FREE PRIZES! Win travel gifts and giveaways as a thank you from Expedia!


6:00pm – 6:30pm: Arrival & Mingle/food and drinks

6:30pm – 7:15pm: Panel Discussion, Q&A

7:15pm – 8:00pm: Networking


Helen Bakker – VP of Technology, will share her story about “One Techie’s Journey in Finding her Voice” and showcasing her experiences of growing up as a female in technology; her journey from then to now.

Aman Bhutani – President of Brand Expedia Group, will share his authentic and unique perspectives about what it means to “Be Better Every Day”. He’ll speak to why gender equality is critical in thriving businesses today and what he, and Expedia, is doing about this global necessity.

When: Thursday, June 14th from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: 645 Elliott Avenue West, Seattle – Suite 200

Plenty of parking available in the building garage underneath or nearby lots. Enter building and take elevator to 2nd floor where you’ll be greeted by a friendly Expedian for access to our offices.

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Dinner #59 on May 31, 2018

Starbucks is thrilled to welcome all Girl Geeks! Please join us for an evening of motivation, networking, and fun on Thursday, May 31 at our Seattle Girl Geek Dinner.

By bringing people together over coffee, Starbucks has become one of the world’s best-known and best-loved companies. At Starbucks Technology, we power moments of connection for our customers and partners (employees) through innovation and collaboration. We proudly invest in our talent and technology to drive the customer experience. We are talented technologists, delivering today, leading into the future.

Stop by and gain insight from our technology leaders, meet with amazing women in our industry, and connect with other Girl Geeks. We look forward to meeting you!


Starbucks HQ

2401 Utah Avenue South

Seattle 98134

Starbucks employees will greet you in the lobby.

Starbucks Girl Geek Dinner Agenda:

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Registration, Heavy Appetizers, Drinks, and Networking

7:00pm – 7:45pm: Welcome and Panel Discussion

7:45pm – 8:00 pm: Coffee Trivia

8:00pm -8:30pm: Networking and Wrap-Up

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Dinner #58 on May 2, 2018

Calling all Girl Geeks! You are invited to a night focusing on “You Grow Girl” with Salesforce on Wednesday, May 2 at the Seattle Girl Geek Dinner.

On Wednesday, May 2, Salesforce is inviting members of the Seattle Girl Geek Dinner community to gather for a night filled with inspiration and networking. We will root for each other and inspire members of the Girl Geek community to grow within their careers.

We are excited to bring you an evening of “You Grow Girl” with motivation, networking, and hoopla!

About Salesforce:

Salesforce is a trusted cloud platform that helps companies connect with their customers. We run 24×7 systems at massive scale, and give our customers innovative new capabilities with social, mobile and data science apps.


18th Floor Social Space | 929 108th AVE NE, Suite 1800, Bellevue, WA 98004

Salesforce employees will greet you in the lobby.

Please follow us:

Twitter / Instagram: @SalesforceEng


Event Hashtag: #GrowWITSalesforce

Salesforce Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration, Heavy Appetizers, Volunteering Activity, Drinks & Networking

7:00pm – 7:45pm: Welcome & Lightning Talks

7:45pm – 8:30pm: Networking, & Dessert

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Dinner #57 on April 19, 2018

Electronic Arts invites you to join us for a Girl Geek Dinner on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, in Belltown at our Seattle office!

EA girl geeks will give lightning talks covering a spectrum of what EA does in the gaming industry, from technical game development, to the production responsibilities as well as aspects such as legality, privacy, and security. We will also discuss how diversity is essential to EA’s growth and success, and how we celebrate and encourage diversity at EA.


Farah Ali (Sr. Director Player & Developer Experience)

Samantha Ryan (SVP, Group GM, EA Mobile/Maxis/Bioware Studios)

Kristen Daru (Associate General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer)


6:00pm – 6:45pm – Registration, Networking, Food & Drinks

6:45pm – 7:30pm – Welcome & Keynote Followed By EA Girl Geek Lightning Talks!

7:30pm – 8:00pm – More Networking!


We may take photographs and/or video activities at the Girl Geek Dinner event for many purposes. By attending the Electronic Arts Girl Geek Dinner, you consent to your image being used in all marketing collateral and communications.

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Dinner #56 on March 8, 2018

Hello Seattle Girl Geeks! Zillow will be sponsoring our 56th dinner. “Move Fast, Think Big” will be the topic of discussion for the evening. Move your projects, team, and career in the right direction by being smart about what you spend your time on.


6:00pm – 6:30pm: Networking/food and drinks

6:30pm – 7:15pm: Panel Discussion

7:15pm – 8:00pm: Networking

Bio’s of speakers:

April Drake – April started her career in technology in the early 90’s, building websites for small businesses while completing a degree in Chemistry at the University of Washington. She worked as a software test engineer at Microsoft for a number of years before moving into program management. During her tenure at Microsoft she earned an Outstanding Award in Trustworthy Computing for her focus on Reliability. She started at Zillow Group in late 2016 as a Principal Program Manager, after a brief tenure at Amazon as a Senior Technical Program Manager working in fintech. She works in the Security and Compliance team in IT, and is in her last year of an MBA program in IT Management at WGU. April lives with her husband and 2 small children in Newcastle, Washington.

Lisa Johansen – Lisa Johansen is a Group Manager at Zillow leading the teams that intake and process the listing data that powers Zillow Group sites and analytics. Starting her career in network security research in academia, Lisa moved to Hewlett-Packard and then to Expedia as a software engineer realizing her passion for leadership alongside building services and architecting systems.

Debbie Dubrow – Debbie is a Senior Software Development Manager at Zillow and mom to three kids. Her team is responsible for growing Zillow’s audience by building engaging user experiences that make our paid advertising more efficient. Prior to transitioning into a Development Manager role, she was the Product Manager responsible for developing Zillow’s home seller strategy.

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Dinner #55 on February 15, 2018

You are invited to join the Women in Gaming Team, for an evening of learning, fun and networking. This is an opportunity to hear from our leaders, test run our tech, meet with amazing women in our industry and chat with recruiters about our open roles.


6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration, Food & Drink, Headshots, Hands on Gaming Experiences

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm: Gaming for Everyone Initiative, Lightning Talks with our Women Leaders

7:45 – 8:30: Networking Activities


We will have a free headshots station, so come prepared to take an individual photo that you can use on LinkedIn or for your professional network.

Bring some business cards. We will have networking and recruiters available for some great opportunities!


15030 NE 36th Street, Redmond, WA 98052

Directions: From WA-520 towards Redmond, take the 148th Ave NE North ramp. Turn right onto 148th Ave NE. Turn right onto NE 36th St and bear left.

Park in the Building 92/Studio D parking lot and enter the front doors into the Studio D lobby.


Follow the signs to park in the garage near the Studio D/Building 92 elevator bank, go up the elevator and walk around to enter the front doors into the Studio D lobby.

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Dinner #54 on January 18, 2018

Happy New Year, Seattle Girl Geeks!

Please join @TwitterSeattle for dinner, a tech talk, and trivia on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

We’ll kick the evening off with a tech talk from one of Twitter Seattle’s software engineers, Anna Wawrzyniak, about graph storage technology at Twitter and how we store the user to user, tweet to tweet, and user to tweet relationships (e.g., follows, retweets, and favorites). Following that, we’ll form groups and compete in a trivia contest. We hope you finish the night with some new friends, knowledge, and prizes!

6:00pm – 6:45pm: Registration, food & drink, networking
6:45pm – 7:00pm: Tech Talk by Anna Wawrzyniak, Staff Software Engineer @TwitterSeattle
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Trivia
7:30pm — 8:00pm: Trivia winners announced and prizes given!

WHEN: Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: 1501 4th Avenue – Seattle, WA 98101

The @TwitterSeattle office is located at 1501 4th Ave, the Century Square building. Enter from 4th Ave and go straight up the escalators to the 3rd floor lobby (elevators are located past the escalators on the right). Some Seattle Tweeps will be waiting to greet you and send you up to our office!

*Note: No press will be admitted to this event. Twitter reserves the right to refuse entry to this event. Twitter also reserves the right to remove individuals from Twitter’s premises for disruptive or disorderly behavior, or for any other reason in Twitter’s sole discretion. Please arrive before 6:30 to ensure admission to the building.

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Dinner #53 on December 13, 2017

Google looks forward to hosting local Girl Geek members at a Seattle open house on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Googlers at all levels sharing stories of what’s made their teams effective. There will be plenty of time for conversation, networking, and refreshments before and after the planned content.

Agenda (subject to change)

6:00P Doors Open: Check-in & Mingling (heavy appetizers and drinks will be served)

6:30P Effective Teams Presentation, Personal Stories, Q&A

7:45P Mingling & Networking

8:30P Good Night!


Details around logistics including parking and accessing the event space will be emailed to confirmed attendees on Monday, 12/11.

Reach out to Girl Geek organizers or The Google Events Team at with questions or requests for special accommodations.


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Dinner #52 on September 27, 2017

Amazon’s Alexa team is pleased to host Seattle Girl Geek members on the Seattle campus September 27th. We’ll have lightning talks and a panel focused on building Alexa experiences. Please join us to learn more about Alexa and how you can get involved in this cutting-edge space. We will also have recruiters on hand to answer any questions you may have about opportunities with Alexa. We look forward to seeing you there!

6:00 PM
Register – Appetizers, drinks and networking
6:40 PM
Opening statement
6:45 PM
Lighting talks on Alexa devices, Alexa Voice Service and building Alexa Skills
7:30 PM
Career Panel
7:45 – 8:30 PM
Meet the recruiter and networking

Amazon Campus in the Arizona Building located at 207 Boren Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
What to Bring: Please bring your photo ID to Amazon reception located on the first floor. We’ll register you and give you a visitor badge.
Parking Validation: Amazon will reimburse for parking in the Arizona building. The building parking garage entrance is located on Thomas Street between Terry and Boren. Be sure to bring your ticket for validation. If the building parking is full, there is also parking available on the street.

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Dinner #51 on August 24, 2017

Please join the talented, trailblazing women of the Leafly Product team to learn about how we strive to simplify the world of cannabis and see the latest projects we’ve been working on. While the plant won’t be making an appearance, there will be plenty of drinks, munchies, and opportunities to network.

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration, Heavy Appetizers, Drinks & Networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome & Fireside Talks
8:00pm – 8:30pm: Networking & Dessert

Leafly is headquartered in Pioneer Square.

What is Leafly?
Leafly empowers millions of people all over the world to find the right cannabis – cannabis to help them sleep, relax, unwind, get motivated, or manage pain. Every day, Leafly works to help shape a world in which cannabis has achieved mainstream acceptance and access to the plant is not only safe, but is dependable, convenient, and beneficial.

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