Second Dinner!

We’re super excited about our second Plymouth Girl Geek Dinner on 8th March at Jurys Inn. It’s going to be even bigger and better than our first one with more speakers, girl geeks and fun.

Our speakers include:

  • Stacey Clifford who is a civil engineer working for Kier Construction and who also works on a voluntary basis for Engineers Without Borders. She will bring along photos and lots of interesting stories to tell of her inspiring journey – from a placement in Morocco to a building project in Malawi. Stacey wanted to become an accountant until she attended a similar event to this, so she is delighted to be able to share her experiences with our group.
  • Jing Cai’s strengths were in maths when she was young and this led her to win regional prizes (Guizhou Province, China) before gaining a degree in Telecommunications at the Civil Aviation University of China.  Jing’s adventures began when she applied for a place at the University of Plymouth for a MRes in Satellite Communications, which led to a PhD in Information & Coding Theory.  Her professional career started in 2007 with a KTP partnership with Bombardier to develop a new generation track circuit and she hasn’t looked back since!
  • Laura Hobb’s degree was in Marine Biology & Oceanography at the University of Plymouth and she loved every minute of it; appreciating the beauty and diversity of the South West as well as travelling to a research centre in Sweden.   When she finished she was awarded a grant from the Roland Levinsky Memorial Fund which assisted her to take part in an educational expedition to Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.  Laura’s presentation will be about her expedition and her subsequent employment promoting an organisation called Education Through Expedition, which encourages young people to interact with explorers in a practical and inspiring way.

To book your place, please visit our shop (this is a secure website) or email us on

We look forward to seeing you there.


About girlgeeksplymouth

The Girl Geek Dinners were founded on the 16th August 2005 as a result of one girl geek who got annoyed and frustrated about being one of the only females attending technical events. She was tired of being assumed to be marketing, tired of constantly having to prove herself and decided that she just wanted a change and to be treated just the same as any other geek out there, gender and age aside. (Sarah Blow, View all posts by girlgeeksplymouth

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