Meet our new bloggers!

It’s International Women’s Day so LGG thought it would be the perfect time to showcase some of our amazing, talented new bloggers who have connected with us and want to show off their awesome-ness!

We had such a great response to our call out and were overwhelmed and pleasantly surprised with how many of you shown up to our bloggers evening a couple of weeks ago.

To all of you, we thank you for letting us share your stories so that we can inspire more women to join and become part of our journey! 

Check out the new team;

Lydia Bates (Chief Blogger)

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“I’m a word nerd and a communications junkie. I get proper geeky about how we use tools and technology to better connect to each other, as human beings.

By day I’m a jargon-busting Plain English editor; defeating confusion with clarity, and writing words that work at whatshesaid.co.uk.

By night I can be found coaxing people into the limelight (5 minutes at a time) at Ignite Liverpool, watching Korean and Skandi cinema, or just kicking back with a mug of tea and a pile of comic books.

I’m very proud to be the new chief blogger here at Liverpool Girl Geeks, working with some fantastic gals to bring you loads of geek-related content.

We’ve got some great stuff lined-up over the next few months – but if there’s something you really want to see us writing about, let us know in the comments below – or drop us a line hello@liverpoolgirlgeeks.co.uk

 

Lorna Mills

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“I run a positive education and lifelong learning company. The aims of which are to create a positive education culture and also foster a love of lifelong learning for all. I have an academic background in psychology and am a member of the British Psychological Society. My special interests are high learning potential and also breaking down barriers which may prevent someone from reaching their potential.

In addition, I am a co owner of an industrial automation company and I feel it would be fantastic to see more women involved in this field. I am a lover of tech and feel that I did not have the opportunities to get involved in tech subjects when I was younger.

I would love to inspire and encourage people to follow their interests in this area and make the most of the great opportunities around now. Looking forward to being part of the blogging team and reading the insights from the other members of the group”

 

Hannah Mcveigh

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“I’m a motion designer and product developer by day, by night I am the founder of Handl. a communications platform for the Private Rented Sector.

Currently also working as a Producer for PharmaVR. I am inspired by Disruptive technology, Virtual Reality, the Internet of Things and beautifully designed products.”

You can find Hannah on Twitter at @VQuix

 

Dolly Williams

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Dolly is digital marketeer by day and a web designer by night. Originally from Nottingham, this geek girl has now lived in Liverpool for about 5 years and loves all things digital including coding, web design, graphic design, photography and has a new found love for raspberry pi and robotics.

She has recently set up her own freelance web design business, Moose Hat Media.

Say hi to her on Twitter at @imdollywilliams.

 

Rose Cairns

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“I’m a second year IT & Multimedia Computing student at Liverpool John Moores – and loving it! My previous academic background was in social sciences, and I decided to get into tech quite spontaneously when looking for a change in career, so I’m really glad I turned out to really enjoy it.

I’m a feminist and strongly believe that technology is for everyone, no matter your gender, skin colour, age or anything else that makes you you!

Outside of tech, I’m a cabaret performer and creator of The Spare Rib Burlesque & Cabaret, which started out as a platform to celebrate the wonderful women of Liverpool. Using my events background, my ambition is to help create Liverpool Girl Geek conventions with workshops, talks, entertainment and more – so watch this space!

I’m really looking forward to being a part of the LGG blogging team and hope to inspire other amazing geeky women!” Rose’s Twitter.

 

Jo Morfee

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Hello, readers. I’m looking forward to writing for LGG because I believe in their vision. I’ve worked in the digital sector for over a decade and seen first-hand that there’s a gender imbalance. We need to start to address this by breaking down some of the gender stereotypes and removing the barriers. I hope to help achieve this, one blog at a time.

By day, I’m a Digital Content Manager for a well-known Liverpool marketing company. I specialise in making content more meaningful. I like connecting with audiences in new and innovative ways but also by understanding what they really want to talk to us about. When I’m taking time out from being geeky though, I head to the hills. My pride and joy is an old camper van with a pop top roof, which I’ve driven all over Europe and to many festivals. I’m also positively obsessed with food and I love to experiment with new flavours.

If you’d like to be interviewed for the LGG blog, we’re always looking for women who work in the Digital, Creative and Tech industries at any level, to help inspire others to get started on their journeys. So get in touch!

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Our bloggers will be regularly updating us with news and inspiration so give them a high five on twitter!

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