As explained in the post preceding this one, we have been canvassing designers, technologists, academics, all sorts for their suggestions of girl geeks they admire.
Thanks to all who responded so enthusiastically. Turnstone is overwhelmed, inspired and grateful to you for taking the time to send names of the girl geeks, in response to our earlier call for input.
It’ll take some time to assemble a full list and see what comes of it but we will most certainly share what we draw from this and perhaps even dedicate a future blog post or two to nominations that don’t make it into print.
It feels really good to ask a positive question - “The best one I’ve been asked all year” - and generate a whole bunch of effusive, praise-filled emails – a little lovefest in a community of practice goes a long way.
All the more reason to spread the word. Oh, and before we get too giddy and silly, a little research sidenote:
Remarkably, no stupendous women put themselves forward (though we invited them to), but responding to a call for names of Net chicks, and of their lady colleagues, some blokes nominated themselves! Alas no can do. But gob-smacking all the same. The sisterhood needs a little more of that chance-it chutzpah. Still, within a week, we got some top tech boys to wish they were notable geek girls. Er, result?