Girl Geek Dinner

Last week, the Roundarch Isobar office in Boston hosted a networking event led by Girl Geek Dinners. Over 120 women attended to geek out about our roles within the digital and technical world and  share ideas. The night was a success with women from all over the Boston area enjoying great food, drinks, speeches, and of course, meeting other women in the community (the chatter in the room was outrageous!). Roundarch Isobar not only hosted, but nearly all of the women in the office attended. Our own Vice President Tonya Bakritzes and QA Manager Nok Arrenu presented, as well as Jennie Kristoffersen from Amplify who shared the work they are doing in the education tech space with the Amplify Tablet.

There was plenty of food throughout the night including sushi and Pinkberry, but the real highlight of the evening was learning about where the money from ticket sales and raffles was going. All proceeds were donated to Science Club for Girls of Boston. Teen Program Director Maura Hackett and representative Cassie Irwin spoke about the education programs they offer girls K-12 that ultimately ignite interest for the sciences with a strong emphasis on computer programming and literacy skills. They explained that having strong women mentors for girls in the program stave off the stereotype that “science is a man thing.” Roundarch Isobar is proud to lend a helping hand to a great cause in the community.

The buzz that filled our lounge was electric and contagious; everyone was exchanging stories and creating connections. It was impressive to see the wide variety of industries represented at our event, and there were women from companies like Google to small startups, biotech and event planning agencies – if there wasn’t an end time, the ladies would have stayed all night! The main conversation trend was really finding out how to stay interconnected and encourage the next generation of girls to stay involved and educated in the fields we all represent. The night concluded with cheers and goodbyes, but most of all the feeling that the event made a positive impact on the community.