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New Website & Job Board Up and Running

Hi everyone!

Our new website is finished!

There are a few new features I wanted to highlight for you:

Email subscribe list: http://www.seattlegirlgeekdinners.com/get-involved/

I will be using Facebook, previous event attendee lists and this email list to announce future events. Please subscribe if you haven’t already.

Job board:

Check out our job board at: http://seattlegirlgeekdinners.jobamatic.com/. Job posts are $10 for 30 days – all the proceeds go directly to IGNITE, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational program that connects school-age girls to professional women in STEM careers who act as role models and mentors.

We offer the following two packages to interested companies:

1. Unlimited Posting Starter Package: $150 for an unlimited amount of job postings during one month after start. Thereafter each job post will be $10.
2. Incentive Starter Package: $50 for 6 job postings. This package can be followed up with the Unlimited Posting Starter Package if interested.

Email us to get started with posting jobs …

Also – we will be doing ongoing updates/enhancements – and welcome your feedback (via email). Let us know if there is something you’d like to see featured on the site.

Lastly, a big thank you to Nathalie Steinmetz for building the website for our community!
–Liz

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

New Partnership with IGNITE

Hi all!

I have a few exciting announcements this morning …

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

http://www.ignite-us.org/

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!