NEWS: Volunteering, Mentoring, and Programme for 2017

We have 3 announcements that will follow in the next few weeks.

  • Next Mentoring Event in 2016
  • Programme Announcement for 2017
  • Volunteers Wanted

So please look out for details that will follow before the end of the year. Girl Geek Scotland has gone through massive growth this year. After being dormant for a while we relaunched in February, aiming to rebuild our community. The truth is we were unprepared for demand. Each event we have held was sold out to max capacity, and our last event had a waiting list that was almost as long as the delegate list.

Volunteer Now With Girl Geek Scotland

If you can support us by becoming a Mentoring Relationship Manager please email us at

Mentoring Relationship Manager (2 roles)

  • Gathering mentor & mentee details
  • Matching mentors and mentees
  • Keeping everyone informed of progress (emails etc)
  • Ensuring any safety info is adhered to
  • Designing questionnaires and surveys
  • Ensuring Next Steps are always clear to sponsors & delegates

More Mentors Needed at Girl Geek Scotland

We are keen to get more mentors to sign-up and for support in helping us match mentors and mentees. If your organisation can help us find more mentors please email us at

Mentoring Programme Update

We knew (we had listened!) that you wanted a Mentoring Programme. We expected a small group of around 30 and by the close of the second event we had over 100 people signed up. What this means is that we have struggled with the workload of matching people with mentors. I want you to know that we are still working on it and we expect to find mentors for everyone by the close of the year. To meet this demand and to progress our vision for the year ahead, we have been focusing on growing our team. We now have 12 volunteers! This will help us to speed up the matching process for our Mentoring Programme, while still curating the world class panel events that we have become known for. Please remember that most of us work full time and squeeze Girl Geek Scotland volunteering into coffee breaks and after hours effort. So although we may not get back to you immediately, please know that we are working hard behind the scenes to create events and a service, that will help you in your career.

Our Team So Far

Morna Simpson – Founder and Programme Lead
Jane Grant – Parent Organisation, Accounts & Sponsorship
Belinda Love – Head of Administration & Comms
Ali King – Lead for Coding & Development Workshops
Arlene McDaid – Lead for Hackdays
Samantha Leeman – Lead for Panel Events
Jayne Coulthard – Event and Volunteer Management
Laura Forsyth – Sponsorship Support
Maria Hamilton – Event Curation
Lauren Gemmell – Mentoring Community Lead
Maria Rooney – Mentoring Community, Relationship Management
Emma Corstorphine – Mentoring Community, Relationship Management

A huge thank you to our team of volunteers for giving their time to work with us, and welcome to our new recruits! Things are heating up as we prepare for next year. We have one more event planned and will advertise for the volunteers to fill the roles above. So please look out for emails over the next few weeks in the run up to Christmas.

Best wishes