About Us

What We Are About

The Columbia chapter of Girl Geek Dinners, started in 2016, is inspired by the original Girl Geek Dinners founded in London based on one mission – to embrace being girly and geeky! We are global: GirlGeekDinners.com!

Our mission: to create an informal platform where technical girls and women of all ages can network and learn from others alike in our local community.

Meet the Team!


Amelia Hough-Ross (founder & driving force behind Columbia Girl Geek Dinners)
Amelia has over 10 years of technology experience for companies such as Progressive Insurance, Sherwin-Williams, Expedia and now Companion Data Services. Her experience also includes supporting brain gain in both Cleveland, Ohio, and now Columbia, SC.  Amelia founded the Columbia Girl Geek Dinner community in 2016, with the goal to inspire collaboration across all companies in the Midlands supporting women in technology.



Stevi Deter (founder)
Stevi is a Lead Software Design Engineer with over 15 years of experience designing intelligent, efficient, and scalable software solutions. She has extensive experience developing software solutions using both Java and C#. Her experience also includes leading teams through the entire development lifecycle and mentoring less-experienced developers. Her leadership and intelligence make her a valuable asset to any team. She is an IEEE CSDP.

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