CoderDojo Drogheda to Host Girl Geek Dinner Event

Coder Dojo Drogheda are hosting a Girl Geek Dinners event the week before DojoCon to highlight to show our support for a key theme of the conference to encourage more girls into CoderDojo and Science generally.

It is not part of the conference but we are privileged to have Louise Phelan of PayPal be our speaker that night so if you can make it see below…

Louise Phelan of PayPal discusses Girls Tech, Business & CoderDojo

Louise Phelan of PayPal Speaks at Drogheda Geek Girl EventGirl Geek Dinners, CoderDojo Drogheda & Network Louth Meath invite you to a ‘Girl Tech & Female Entrepreneurs’ dinner with special guest Louise Phelan of PayPal.

An Informal & Fun evening to discuss female leadership in technology, media and business.

Louise Phelan, Vice President Global Operations EMEA at PayPal, is an outstanding speaker and role model for Irish women in technology and business.

We will also be exploring how initiatives like CoderDojo can encourage more girls into STEM in schools & colleges plus what more needs to be done.

CoderDojo is holding its annual mentor conference in Drogheda & Slane castle on April 12th/13th and has a fantastic line up of Girl Tech speakers from USA, Belgium, UK & Ireland. Uniquely among tech events it consciously set out to get a 50/50 split in female/male speakers.

Event Details

When: Thursday 4th April at 7:30pm
Where: Tower Restaurant, Millmount, Drogheda. (35 mins via the M1 Dublin Airport – see map)
Cost: 20 euro which covers your dinner

Feel free to bring a friend. I hope you can join us!

RSVP or queries to [email protected]

Louise Phelan

Paypal, Vice President of Global Operations EMEA.

PayPal employs over 2,300 people in Dublin and Dundalk. Louise joined PayPal in 2006 as CS and Risk Director for the EU and was recently promoted to her current position. Prior to joining PayPal in June 2006, Louise was a member of the Senior Management Team for GE Money, a division of General Electric (GE), which specialises in small ticket lending for a client base comprising both consumers and commercial customers.

Louise is on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, CCMA Ireland and the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).


Background

DojoCon the Global CoderDojo Mentor Conference

The global CoderDojo conference ‘DojoCon’ will be held in Drogheda & Slane Castle in 2 weeks time and it has a focus on encouraging girls into technology and science. It uniquely among tech conferences has a very balanced speaker line up with an almost 50/50 female/male lineup. See http://conference.coderdojo.com

Network Louth Meath

Network Louth Meath is the network for women in business in region. President, Nicola Watkins is a PR professional who has worked for some of the leading technology companies in the world including Microsoft and NetFlix. Past President Louisa Maher was also the National Network Ireland President 2012. See http://www.networklouth.com for further details.

Girl Geek Dinners

Girl Geek Dinners are a chance for ladies in technology to get together, enjoy some nice food and drinks, and have fun meeting other women in their field. In Ireland, we plan to rotate the dinners around the country to give more women a chance to attend and see what it’s all about. See http://ireland.girlgeekdinners.com.

Drogheda Enterprise Centre

Drogheda Enterprise Centre is a new incubation and support hub for start ups in Drogheda. We run a range of programmes supporting start-ups, schools, female entrepreneurs, skill building, the unemployed and helping to rebuild and support a culture of entrepreneurship in Drogheda.