The first Girl Geek Dinner for 2012 took place on the 26th January at the amazing Cape Royale Hotel. Following on from the success of last years dinner, 80 amazing women and men showed their support this year. With many familiar faces and tons of new ones, the standard for Girl Geek Dinners 2012 was definitely established.
Each dinner features a speaker who shares their story about being a women in the tech industry and about the role women are playing. The speaker for the January 2012 Girl Geek Dinner was Catherine Luckhoff. Catherine is the head of brand strategy for Bozza.mobi and also founded Mango-OMC, one of South Africa’s largest PR and communications agencies. She shared some useful tips about being a women in business. From making sure you have the right accountant to taking no nonsense, Catherine covered it all. She left the women feeling utterly inspired and ready to take on 2012 and make it their own.
The Girl Geek Dinners is a NPO and depends on the support of our sponsors. The primary sponsors for this dinner was Backsberg for the welcome drinks, Cape Royale for accommodating us and 2 Oceans Vibe for the goodie bags. Alongside our primary sponsors was Over Indulgence Cupcakes, Guerlain, Skin Jam, Lindt and Stuff Magazine. Thanks to these guys the attendees walked away with amazing bags.
The next dinner will be kicking off in March, so make sure you sign up to the mailing list for more information.