How we are funded

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Do you share our mission to encourage young women in STEM? Consider the ways you can support our job board, STEM Stories, and our research into the early career needs of young women interested in STEM. 

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The Geeky Reality Foundation - a benefit corporation

"Geeky Girl Reality" began as a longitudinal survey study to explore young women’s experiences in relation to STEM and preparing for STEM careers. 

The goal was simple: we wanted to understand what young women currently studying STEM at university were thinking about their future and STEM careers.

  • What are their experiences?
  • Have things changed for women studying STEM topics in this modern world?
  • Are young women hopeful about their career prospects?
  • What do they think of the gender gap in STEM?

Findings from our research helped us to understand that we needed to kickstart careers for young women in STEM.  

 Our first report for 2016 is available for download

In 2018, the Geeky Reality Foundation was founded and formalised as a Benefit Corporation in Delaware, USA. We have a social mission to extend the work of the Geeky Girl Reality project.

The Geeky Girl Reality brand has now developed into a resource hub for networking, gigs and opportunities, connecting with role models and sharing experiences. We currently focus on helping young women to find short-term gigs and opportunities in STEM.

Geeky Reality Foundation manages the advertising and revenue that supports the Geeky Girl Reality project. 

  • We are benefit corporation rather than a non-profit, we do not accept donations.
  • We rely on sponsorship packages and an advertising model.
  • Consider supporting our social mission by posting a gig ad that gives opportunities to geeky girls in our community. 

How we are funded 

The research is sponsored by Ad Hod Global user research consultancy firm and conducted by our team of user researchers who have specialist backgrounds in social science and human factors research

The Geeky Girl Reality is handled as an independent research project.  

  • Ad Hoc Global donates the time of senior and junior researchers. 
  • Research Interns apply to the project as volunteers, they:
    • Work as a virtual team
    • Promote the surveys
    • Analyse data and add insights
    • Handle our social media channels
    • Help to shape grow the community, globally
  • Advisors help to oversee the project and keep us on mission

Interested in joining us as a Sponsor or Independent Advisor?
Let’s discuss how you can support young women in STEM careers. 

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