Erica McGillivray, president and marketing director of GeekGirlCon. (Photo by Red Box Pictures)

[Editor’s Note: GeekWire has identified more than a dozen “Geeks Who Give Back” — people who work in non-profits, mentor others and invest in the future of the tech community. They were all featured in the GeekWire 2012 Calendar, given out at the GeekWire Gala. As 2011 draws to a close, we’ll highlight one of them every day, along with photography by Seattle’s Red Box Pictures.]

Our calendar honoree for January is Erica McGillivray.

Working with a squadron of dedicated volunteers, this comic-book geek and sci-fi TV fan is the president and marketing director of GeekGirlCon, which organized its inaugural two-day conference in October 2011 in Seattle, drawing about 2,000 people each day. The group is helping to foster a new sense of community for geeky women of all stripes.

Thanks to our calendar sponsor for the month of January, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, for helping to make this project possible. Stay tuned for more honorees and photos in the days ahead.

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to GeekWire's free newsletters to catch every headline

Comments

Job Listings on GeekWork