What is GGM?

GeekGirl Meetup is a network, for and by, women and girls interested in all things tech, design, and startups. Our ambition is to highlight female role models in the industry, create networks for knowledge exchange, mentoring and sharing ideas – and, of course, to have fun!

We talk regularly at events in order to encourage others to do so. We can also provide a list of other great women within talking in the industry. If you're looking for a female speaker, look no further get in touch. 

We arrange monthly breakfast meetups and a yearly conference thus creating a platform for all participants to share their knowledge and inspiring stories with other GeekGirls.

How it all started

GeekGirl Meetup was founded in Sweden in 2008 by Heidi Harman and Andie Nordgren. In London it was set up in 2011 by Heidi Harman, Josefine Hedlund and Emily Green.  Between 2013-2015 the London core team was Robyn Exton, Josefine Hedlund and Magdalena Kron. In 2015 they were joined by Cathy White, Mergime Raci and Caylee Farndon-Taylor and in 2016 by Emma Milner, George Meyer and Katie-Mai Kong

Networks exist in four Swedish cities as well as in Denmark, Mexico, Honduras, Hong Kong, Singapore and San Francisco. We hope that you are as excited about this as we are.

 

Meet the current GGM UK Team

Magdalena Krön 

Head of Rise London, Barclays open innovation platform. Connecting startups with growth opportunities and accelerating women in tech.

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Caylee Farndon Taylor Senior UX designer at BBC. Co-founder of Chinup Chinup.  LinkedIn | Twitter

Caylee Farndon Taylor

Senior UX designer at BBC. Co-founder of Chinup Chinup. 

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Mergime Raci UX Designer Nice Agency. LinkedIn | Twitter

Mergime Raci

UX Designer Nice Agency.

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Katie-Mai Kong People & Culture at Hubbub. LinkedIn | Twitter

Katie-Mai Kong

People & Culture at Hubbub.

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Georgia Meyer Brand Partnership Director at Boiler Room LinkedIn | Twitter

Georgia Meyer

Brand Partnership Director at Boiler Room

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Emma Milner Software engineer at Guardian News & Media. LinkedIn | Twitter

Emma Milner

Software engineer at Guardian News & Media.

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Previous GeekGirls

Cathy White Founder CEW Communications and GeekGirl podcast creator. LinkedIn | Twitter

Cathy White

Founder CEW Communications and GeekGirl podcast creator.

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Josefine Hedlund Digital Producer by Silicon Roundabout. Organised. Loves cats on the internet.   LinkedIn | Twitter

Josefine Hedlund

Digital Producer by Silicon Roundabout. Organised. Loves cats on the internet.  

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Robyn Exton  Founder of dating app Her. Energetic. Programmer in training.  LinkedIn | Twitter

Robyn Exton 

Founder of dating app Her. Energetic. Programmer in training. 

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For more information about global GeekGirl activities, please visit GeekGirlMeetup.com.