Media Release: Girl Geek Scotland team up with Shell and Women in Technology to deliver business event

GIRL Geek Scotland, Women in Technology and Shell have joined together to bring an exciting event to Aberdeen next month.

‘Moving Beyond the Boy’s Club’ will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel,  Aberdeen on Tuesday, May 10.

The event will feature keynote speaker, Dr Suzanne Doyle-Morris, author of ‘Beyond the Boy’s Club: Achieving Career Success as a Woman Working in a Male Dominated Field. Suzanne is also a director of Doyle Morris Coaching and Development, which works to help companies retain and develop their valuable, well-trained female executives.

During the evening Suzanne will discuss some of the issues she has experienced in her career, and will then take part in a question and answer session. Senior female representatives from Shell, and Maggie Berry from Women in Technology, will also take part in the session.

There will be a networking opportunity over drinks and a light dinner at the event.

Says a spokesperson: “Shell is a passionate ambassador of diversity and inclusion and, in particular, the support of women in the fields of science, engineering and technology and Shell is delighted to be working on this exclusive joint event.”

Sheryl Newman, operations director at Aberdeen head-quartered Easthaven and one of the event organisers, is delighted to be welcoming such an influential speaker to the event.

She said: “Suzanne is a truly thought provoking speaker and her inspirational stories and tangible tips will guarantee immediate ‘take-aways’ to put into practice. In particular, Suzanne will address the art of profile raising and ensuring that you secure the right opportunities that will make a positive difference to your career. Suzanne is very much in demand as a speaker in London and I am delighted that we have been able to bring her to Aberdeen.

“It is fantastic to be organising this event in conjunction with Shell UK Women’s Network and Women in Technology and I am confident that the whole evening will be a tremendous success.”

Maggie Berry, managing director of Women in Technology, adds: “We’ve run a number of events in London that have been highly successful so I’m very excited to branch into Scotland, especially as it’s my home turf. We have some great people taking part and are looking forward to offering some invaluable advice to female technologists in Aberdeen, and hopefully having a positive impact on their careers.”

Tickets for the event, which cost £15 per person, and include a copy of Dr Doyle Morris’s book, are available by visiting

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.

Shell Women’s Network UK is an inclusive and business-relevant network and our aims and objectives support the business objectives of Shell in the UK whilst empowering and encouraging women in Shell to explore and realise their full potential. SWN UK is open to all Shell Employees in the UK, regardless of gender, job group or business background.

Women in Technology is an organisation committed to increasing the number of women who are working and achieving the UK’s technology profession. As well as offering a recruitment service and IT job board, the organisation runs regular networking events and professional development and career orientated training courses.

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 824111.


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