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Girl Geek X Community Growth: 2021 Year In Review

🎁 In 2021, we hosted 3 virtual Girl Geek Dinners and a virtual conference Elevate celebrating International Women’s Day. Stay tuned for more events (both IRL & virtual) in 2022!

As the pace of events dramatically slowed due to the ongoing pandemic, we sought to create new, meaningful opportunities to mobilize our community & support a local school with a new partnership with Oakland Public Education Fund, a non-profit connecting groups with schools, creating a positive impact on school culture & student achievement through relevant & meaningful volunteer projects.

🏫 The Girl Geek X community adopted a high school in East Oakland to support CCPA staff & students with over 3 dozen volunteers for a combined 76+ volunteer hours this fall. We helped staff prepare for school reopening in August, shared career advice with high school seniors in the auditorium in November, and provided feedback to high school seniors working on their capstone projects in December. More to come in the spring — here’s to 2022!

🎉 Good news: Girl Geek X CTO & co-founder Sukrutha Bhadouria was promoted to Director of Engineering at Salesforce in February 2021!

This year, we celebrated over a decade of hosting over 250 Girl Geek Dinners together in the San Francisco Bay Area. More to come in 2022!

2021 Year In Review — In Pictures:

Watch Webflow Girl Geek X Lightning Talks & Panel Q&A on Career Journeys, the BEST Career Advice, and real advice on Tackling Imposter Syndrome!
Watch Strava Girl Geek X Lightning Talks & Executive Leadership Panel on getting into Consumer Tech and Leaning into Opportunities.
Watch Opendoor Girl Geek X Lightning Talks & Panel Discussion on Demonstrating Leadership and Determining Your Career Direction.
Watch Elevate 2021 virtual conference Talks on Engineering Leadership, Resilience, and Much More!

Girl Geek X community volunteers in East Oakland:

Education equity is an important issue for many San Francisco Bay Area residents during the pandemic, so Girl Geek X community volunteers helped school staff with back-to-school preparations in August 2021.
Girl Geek X community members from AWS, Microsoft, Planet Labs and Afresh volunteered to share career advice on a panel with 11th and 12th graders in the CCPA school auditorium in November 2021.
Girl Geek X community members volunteered to provide rounds of feedback for CCPA high school senior capstone projects in December 2021.



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Angie Chang

She co-founded Girl Geek X & Women 2.0 to connect & inspire women in tech and entrepreneurship.