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The Definition of a Geekette: A Woman Who Excels (or Wants to Excel) in Technology, Marketing & Business

A new club for Geekettes in the Hampton Roads area was launched at Aloft Hotel on Wednesday, April 24, to provide training, tools & resources to inspire & empower women in areas of technology, marketing & business.

Virginia Beach, VA, March 25, 2010 --( Becoming a Geekette may only be a mouseclick away, with a new club for women launched on Wednesday in the Hampton Roads area, Sonya Schweitzer, Chief Geekette of The Geekettes Club announced today.

“We wanted to create a club that provided a safe and nurturing environment for women who are sick of the cat-fighting and competition that seems to be increasing in the corporate world,” said Ms Schweitzer. “The aim of The Geekettes Club is to create a diverse and inclusive group of women who will encourage and support each other, whilst also offering education and professional opportunities for members.”

The Geekettes Club will provide access to all the training, networking and tools women need to become a marketing, business or technical Geekette.

The official kick-off party was held at the Aloft Hotel on March 24 with over 100 people in attendance.

“Hampton Roads is experiencing tremendous synergy with women and technology and the Geekettes Club is just what this area needs to harness that power, be it for good or evil!,” said Damien Steiner Smith, CEO, Guerrilla Social Media.

“If I was cuter, I would consider buying a dress and heels to try to fit in. Unfortunately I'm not so I'll have to live vicariously through my female friends who I will strongly encourage to join! On a serious note, as a strong supporter of technology and business education, I highly recommend The Geekettes Club to women at all levels of knowledge and look forward to sponsoring and partnering with the organization in the long term.”

The Club will hold regular training sessions in the areas of Marketing, Business and Technology as well as monthly networking and social events.

Members will also have access to The Geekettes Club Library. The Library has an extensive range of technical, business and marketing books to borrow and will also hold a book club monthly to discuss a book from the library.

“Geekettes Club members can get involved in the philanthropic activities the Club is organizing,” Ms Schweitzer said. “The Club aspires to empower women from all walks of life. The first activity is to accept donations of used (but still functioning and less than 3-4 years old) technology to give to less fortunate women who are in need of a computer, cell phone, blackberry, etc. We want to help them get and stay connected”, she continued.

“We will be partnering with a local charity to make sure all donations make it into the right hands. We will also be announcing other activities to help local charities. Giving back will be a prominent theme with The Geekettes Club.”


About The Geekettes Club
The Geekettes Club™ was formed in late 2009, after Chief Geekette Sonya Schweitzer became increasingly crazed by the number of stories of females cat-fighting their way to the top of the corporate pile. The Geekettes Club aims to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment, where helping other women is strongly encouraged and educational and professional opportunities will abound. Visit for more information.
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