Media Release: Girl Geek Scotland announces speakers for next Aberdeen event

A NETWORKIN organisation for business people interested in technology, creativity and computing has announced the keynote speakers for its latest event, which will be held in Aberdeen later this month.

The Girl Geek Scotland event will take place on Tuesday, November 23, from 6.00pm – 9.30pm at Carmelite Hotel, Stirling Street, Aberdeen and is the third event of its kind to take place in the North-east.

Speaking on the evening will be Jacqueline Davey, vice-president for Business Partner Organisation and Midmarket UKI at IBM.

Says a spokesperson: “Jacqueline has worked for IBM for 20 years in a variety of roles, originally joining as company secretary, and then moving on to a technical role as a systems programmer. This led to her securing subsequent senior roles in marketing, sales, sales management, european operations and business leadership.

Jacqueline is the chair of the IBM UK Women’s Leadership Team, responsible for the development and execution of the gender diversity agenda for IBM in the UK. Jacqueline is also a much sought-after speaker on the business circuit.”

Joining Jacqueline in speaking at the event will be Carolyn Pearson, CEO and founder of is a global social network aimed at business women who travel alone. The site gives women the opportunity to arrange to meet up rather than having to spend free time on business trips alone.

In February, won the Business Travel and Meetings Show Innovation Awards and in September, Carolyn was also named Forward Ladies Technology Business Woman of the Year.

Prior to setting up, Carolyn held various senior technology roles, including head of business systems at ITV Productions.

Event organiser, Sheryl Newman, operations director at Aberdeen head-quartered Easthaven Group, which is sponsoring the event, is delighted to be welcoming such influential speakers to the event.

Sheryl said: “We are delighted to have once again secured such a high calibre of speakers and both Carolyn and Jacqueline have got a huge amount of knowledge and experience to share with those who attend.

“Although this is a Girl Geek event, it is definitely not restricted to women and in the past, male attendees have also gained a lot from the experience and we are hoping to see a really strong turn out from across the North-east business community.”

Tickets for the event, which cost £10, are available by visiting or by contacting Sheryl on 01224 289 772.

Girl Geek Scotland is a non-profit networking organisation. The Scottish group was formed in 2009 and has already developed a strong following throughout Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland.

Easthaven is a global training consultancy which specialises in the design and delivery of learning interventions which are relevant and practical across all industries. The company provides a service designed to suit individual business environments, addressing business goals and ensuring learning is fun and engaging for staff.

For further information about Easthaven please visit or telephone 01224 289 772.


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