Girls that Geek 2023 Getting young women into the arts, tech, and digital industries

  • An opportunity for young women from schoolyear 7 upwards to explore career opportunities in the arts, tech, and digital industries
  • Special guest speakers from the tech and creative industries, including Artists, Musicians and VR experts
  • An interactive event focused on music production, photography, VR, television, and film

Midlands Arts Centre is proud to present Girls that Geek, an exploratory day that brings together industry professionals for a series of informal discussions and a careers panel that explores opportunities for women working in art and technology.

The event is specifically designed for young women from schoolyear 7 upwards who are considering their career choices and who would like the opportunity to learn from inspirational speakers.

The fourth iteration of Girls that Geek will focus on future employment for young women and in particular digital art forms – including music production, photography, virtual reality, television and film.

Sonya Russell-Saunders, MAC Creative Learning Producer and Girls that Geek Producer, said: “Girls that Geek is a unique annual event that reflects our commitment to providing innovative digital art experiences that inspire young minds. It is the sister conference of Little Geeks, MAC’s biannual Digital Art and Tech Festival for children and their families. Girls that Geek seeks to challenge the lack of visibility of women in the digital arts and tech industries. At the moment young women are choosing their career paths, Girls that Geek offers a chance for audiences to be inspired, and enjoy a day full of interactions and learning.”

As part of the event, MAC is thrilled to welcome a panel of accomplished professionals with expertise in digital arts, including:

  • Ania Nierobisz – Artist, specialising in theatre, film, and virtual reality (VR)
  • Clare Green – Creative & Digital Communities Manager for Warwick University and Leader of Creative Futures
  • Ivory Campbell – Photographer and Artist, featured in the Photo-Fantastic Exhibition in response to In the Black Fantastic Exhibition, Southbank Centre
  • Lara Ratnaraja – Co-producer of Girls that Geek, Producer, Facilitator, Mentor, Cultural Consultant, Chair of Board for Coventry Biennial
  • Martinique Webb-Benjamin – Programming Editor Apple TV app & Co-Chair of Black@Apple UK
  • Nicole Justice – Artist, Producer, Engineer and Vocal Coach, CEO and Founder of Amber Music Group
  • Sofia Mpanda – Photographer and Artist, featured in the Photo-Fantastic Exhibition in response to In the Black Fantastic Exhibition, Southbank Centre

A series of exciting workshops and interactive events will take place with representatives from Aston University, Inside Theatre, Southbank Centre, STEAMhouse (part of Birmingham City University), Syntropy States, Warwick University and more.

Young women will have the opportunity to learn about exciting digital careers and working in technology, with topics covering Virtual Reality (VR) environments, television broadcasting, live performance, gaming, photography, music production, and more.

To book your place, contact our Sales & Events Team on 0121 446 3232 or email