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Little Miss Geek: Bridging the Gap Between Girls and Technology [Paperback]

Belinda Parmar
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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lady Geek Ltd; 1st edition (Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957389809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957389809
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 215,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We are facing a female brain-drain. Right now only seventeen-percent of technology jobs are held by women and that number is shrinking all the time. Men are indoors changing the world while girls are being left in the cold. This cannot continue: the next generation of female innovators must not be forgotten. In this groundbreaking book, Belinda Parmar charts the rise of the Little Miss Geek as she fights her way from childhood, through school and into the heart of the technology industry. Along the way the book outlines practical steps that will bridge the gap between women and technology, and help inspire girls everywhere to be tech pioneers. Women will be part of the next technological revolution. Little Miss Geek has arrived.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book is healthy for the industry! 28 Sep 2012
I work in the game industry and the lack of women is a real issue. I am happy to see that people are addressing this issue and how it can be resolved. Now I can only hope people take measures and there are more women interested in techy jobs in the future.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Little Miss Geek 19 Oct 2012
A clever little book, easy read, BIG issues, opens the mind, creates good discussions. Parents - buy it, read it, then give to your children to read. Young girls MUST start studying technology, not just use technology. They need to start to understand how technology impacts the world we live in and where the jobs are. If they don't, there are billions of Chinese and Indians who will.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
We need an IT revolution and I hope this book is about to start it! This is an in depth look at the reasons why so few women take up a career in technology and what we can do to change this. Programmers are currently designing the future and the fact that so few women are amongst these programmers is a huge cause for concern.

Belinda's book should be a must-read in schools, businesses and councils up and down the country. All girls who love their mobiles and social media should be reading this to inspire them to become more involved in what is a fascinating and dynamic industry. If you've ever wondered why you meet so few girl geeks this book will answer some of those questions.

The book is beautifully presented in short easy to digest chapters packed with plenty of geeky stats, quirky infographics, fun illustrations and vitally - SOLUTIONS!!

Best you buy a copy now: Little Miss Geek: Bridging the Gap Between Girls and Technology
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not ready for publication 6 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
There were several typos in this book and the graphics haven't been transferred clearly enough - yoU couldn't zoom in to them and retain clarity. I didn't feel like this book said very much at all which is a shame because I was hoping for inspiration on turning the girls in my school into tech champs. Most likely I wasn't the target audience. I'm sure later editions will solve this and be more value for money and time.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good place to start. 10 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although I didn't get on well with the style of the book and felt that it was a little verbose and repetitive in places, also the images did nothing for me, especially on a kindle, I did feel it helped me understand some of the reasons there aren't many women in IT and, more importantly, why we want more women IT. It also has some good suggestions for ways of getting more women into IT, although these were very much focused on large organisations. There weren't any suggestions for start-ups or SME (Small and Medium sized Enterprises), who face very different problems.

If you do want an insight, this book is certainly a good place to start. Also, at only 192 pages and a lot of images and single statements on a page, it's an easy and fast read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars little Miss geek 12 Jun 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
my daughter (thats who it was bought for) loved it- very informative. She has just finished a degree in computing & is passionate about women in IT
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic eye-opening read 27 Dec 2012
By Sophie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very helpful in researching this topic for my PGCE course. Some very shocking facts which are told in this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read and part of a great campaign
I am a woman working in the technology industry and the topic of this book is important to me. Working in a male-dominated environment I really want to encourage girls to get into... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Isla
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Miss Geek - A Great Place to Start
Belinda Parmar's book addresses some extremely important issues in the tech industry. Why is the industry only 17% women when 80% of all tech purchases are influenced by women? Read more
Published 18 months ago by LSS
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and enjoyable
An interesting read from a company at the forefront of their field. This book gives insight into how the male dominated technology market excludes a large percentage of the... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ulysses
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading and groundbreaking
About time too! This is a groundbreaking book and essential for all to read. It has been brilliantly put together in a fun and informative way. Read more
Published 18 months ago by rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched guide to a better tech industry
An excellent approach to a tricky subject!

Belinda Parmar has a down to earth attitude - starting from real-world observations and delivering practical recommendation... Read more
Published 18 months ago by ndivad
5.0 out of 5 stars Girls Are Geeks Too
Belinda Parmar has done a great job in reminding us of the importance IT has in all our lives and why it should not remain a largely male dominated domain. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Z. Rasul
5.0 out of 5 stars Girls and Technology Matter
Great book for young girls considering their career choices, companies looking to improve their male:female employee ratio, and educational institutions looking to revamp their... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mobile Technology Executive
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