Geeky Girl Reality is an online community that showcases different jobs and resources. We aim to use the web for what it does best, democratising access to knowledge and bringing people together. In this case, we want to bring together young women enrolled in relevant STEM courses, as “geeky” girls are the gateway to women in technology and science.
- Geeky Girl Reality (GGR) started as a longitudinal, independent research project exploring how women’s experiences influence their interests in science, technology, engineering and maths. Our 2016 and 2017 research projects are statistically significant and we hope that we’ve created a place for women to share their experiences in STEM fields on a global scale.
- As a result of initial findings from our first survey, we formed the GGR community -which acts as a supportive, online space for women interested in STEM and STEAM careers. The community connects 2000+ young women currently enrolled in STEM programs from all over the world for example, America , UK, Canada, Australia, Mexico, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam, and many more. The platform provides a space for women to discuss relevant issues and to reach out for guidance and support from one another.
- We realised that what the young women studying STEM subjects responding to our survey need the most are opportunities. That’s why we launched https://www.geekyreality.com/ “gig” board that has career kick-starting opportunities for young women, such as internships, scholarships, summer jobs, and mentor programmes.
Note: our research work is independent and not-for-profit.
Please follow us if you would like to read our early findings:
Gigs in STEM: https://www.geekyreality.com
2018 survey: http://tinyurl.com/geekyreality2018
The Geeky Girl Reality project an independent research project run by trainee researchers at the UX research company Ad Hoc Global. The project was initiated by Ad Hoc Global managing director Andrea Lewis. Trainees that have been working on the project: Ellen Andrews, Molly Goodman, Agne Vaiciulaityte, Caroline Mehavier. Also, a group of volunteers from different countries volunteer their time to assist the project and coordinate the online community: Kira Borum, Sofia Helen, Shreeja Nambiar, Charlotte Thorndike, Gurmeet Nakhwal, Kiley Adams, Angela Lin, Annamaria Brijmohan, Kennedy Lewis.
Agne Vaiciulaityte is a junior researcher at the UX consultancy Ad Hoc Global, as part of her role she is working on Geeky Girl Reality research project analysing results from the 2016 and 2017 surveys and helping companies to promote their STEM opportunities for women on geekyreality.com site.