This morning something happened that threw me in a direction that I have been wanting to go for a while: reusing Geek Girl Danmark and Geek Girl Magazine has been a priority for long – and something I wrote out about in the Facebook group before COVID.. but then COVID happened.
This summer I stopped as Head of Brand and Engagement at CARE (that was my stint in the NGO industry – never again working for old NGO’s – new ones, I am still open for that…) A lot of stuff is happening personally too that I will fill you in on at some point.
But this morning there was a Geek Girl Denmark portal open to finally start pivoting the community to something more aligned with where I am now.
The Geek Girl community has always had massive potential but deciding to shut it down due to my health was the best thing I could do. In the years where I haven’t build Geek Girl Danmark or doing events for people, I have focused on my healing and my own process back to life – another kind of life.
Another way for me to serve the world and serve the women who decided to give me so much love and backing back then – those awesome geek girls!
I have focused on building sustainable brands for others as in platforms and corners of the sustainability movement.
Geek girls for Sustainability?
But how could I align this? Learning women to tech? with sustainability and climate action? I think the answer lies in the word ‘empower’ – Geek Girl Danmark is solid gold to me – so many cool stories and ventures have come from that platform. So much good, so many connections made – and it’s one of the things I have been proudest of leading in my career.
The planet needs us!
And now I will pivot it and empower women to act on sustainability – with a tech focus as well as an SDG /global goals focus. Making them a part of a movement for positive change for the planet. And even though the language will change to english also (hoping to make the group a bit broader) – we will start with doing Copenhagen based events.
I and the team will do this through events, stories and mentorship programmes. I have teamed up with Natalya Tarankova (founder of wespace copenhagen) and we have the support of Stine Mølgaard (who was a key driver in Geek Girl Denmark also) as well as Cathrine Fallesen (who will be driving our GEEK GIRL events).
Now the first event is in the book – and it will be an event called ‘health tech for good’ – aligned around SDG 3: ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages’. Speakers, place, date and event information will be updated shortly.
Also we will change our name. It’s still going to be women-focused, and you will still be empowered. BUT – we want you to Shout your impact. That’s the new name. Website etc is coming soon. Until then, if you are a fierce techie/impact/startup woman please join us in the facebook Group.